Directors’ Cuts: Poison Unearthing wounds once silenced

Directors’ Cuts: Poison

Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Tue 14 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre
  • Evenings

    Tues 14th, Wed 15th, Thurs 16th and Fri 17th May 7:30pm

  • Matinee

    Sat 18th May 2:30pm

  • Ticket prices

    £12

    Season Ticket: £40*
    *book at the same time for all four shows and save £8

Unearthing wounds once silenced

BY LOT VEKEMANS
Directed by Sara Aniqah Malik
Designed by Oscar Selfridge

English translation by Rina Vergano


Tue 14 – Sat 18 May

We’re…
A man and a woman
Who’ve lost a child
Who first lost a child
And then…each other

Nearly a decade after the burial of their son,
HE and SHE have broken apart. But when they
are confronted with the news that their son’s
cemetery is closing and his grave must be
relocated, they are forced to reunite. Angry,
jaded, but ever curious, they meet.

Unearthing wounds once silenced, their meeting
becomes an exercise in manipulation, a grapple
of the past, and a fight for domination.

Poison is a simple but searing play about grief,
love, and the will to move on.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Image Credit: Katie Edwards


DIRECTORS’ CUTS SEASON 2019

The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its thirteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the third time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Creative and Technical Team

Director Sara Malik
Set and Costume Designer Oscar Selfridge
Lighting Designer Harriet Hollinshead-Lee
Sound Designer Ella Jackson
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Manager Matthew Cruddace
Deputy Stage Manager Rachel Bell
Costume Supervisor Isabel Cope
Music Composer Athenagoras Alexiou
Vocals Eva O’Hara
Special thanks to: Paul Chesterton, Katie Edwards

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Trailer

Directed by Sara Aniqah Malik

Cinematography by Katie Edwards

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice