Tryst - The Story Of A Serial Fraudster And His Prey

Forthcoming production at the Chiswick Playhouse

Chiswick Events

Chiswick Playhouse, Bath Road, Chiswick, W4 1LW
Dates Wednesday 5th – Saturday 29th February 2020
Monday – Saturday, 7.30pm

Running Time 85 minutes (no interval)
Box Office Preview tickets are available from £15 (5– 6 February).

Box Office number: 020 8995 6035

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True Love? The true story of a serial fraudster and his prey is the subject of Tryst, the forthcoming production at the Chiswick Playhouse, 5 - 29 February.

This revival of Karoline Leach’s thriller, Tryst, returns to the reinvented Chiswick Playhouse under the direction of Phoebe Barran (Four Days In Hong Kong, Orange Tree Theatre; award-winning short film Snapshots).

Actor Fred Perry (Black Comedy UK Tour; The Honourable Woman, BBC, ) will reprise his role alongside Scarlett Brookes (Blood Wedding, Young Vic; Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe; The Merchant of Venice, RSC) in this stylish adaptation.

Based on a true story, the play focuses on the serial fraudster, George Love, who encounters a naïve and vulnerable shop-girl, Adelaide Pinchin, in Edwardian London. What follows shocks them both as Love’s elaborate heist begins to unravel in frightening and unpredictable ways.

Leach’s suspenseful play has shocked audiences with its enthralling twists since its West End debut in 1997, with a later run off-Broadway. A gripping charade of predator and prey, the audience is drawn into a world dominated by the exploitation of insecurities and the seductive façade of charm.

Director Phoebe Barran comments:"When I first read Tryst I couldn’t quite believe that its based on real life events. The story is shocking and keeps the audience on the edge of their seats throughout.

"I really enjoyed watching the reactions of people coming to it for the first time and
it's fantastic to have the opportunity to do the show for a whole new audience. We’ve made
some changes and we think this version is even better. It’s intense, energetic and gives the cast and creative team an exciting challenge that’s a joy to rehearse and bring to life.

"Part love story, part psychological thriller, Tryst is a play with endless possibilities. Doing the show for a second time will give us all the opportunity to delve further into the dark and rich world created by Karoline Leach."

Producer Chiswick Playhouse Productions
Director Phoebe Barran
Writer Karoline Leach
Cast Scarlett Brookes and Fred Perry
Designer Jessica Staton
Lighting Design Chris Mcdonnell
Sound Design David McSeveney
Production Manager Bryony Drury
Stage Manager Sophie Kohl
Twitter @ChiswickPlay, #TrystChiswick

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January 15, 2020

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