29th March - 9th April
eMPhasis Theatre Company
By Cindy Lou Johnson
Deep in the Alaskan wilderness, a runaway bride finds shelter from a blizzard in a cabin occupied by a hermit. They’re stuck, but these two lonely strangers alternately repel and attract one another. The storm outside imprisoning them pales in comparison to their traumas. Will these snow-bound refugees find each other?
Returning to London stages for the first time in 10 years, this little-known American gem marks the debut of eMPhasis Theatre Company.
Co-producer Michael Feldsher, “This show addresses issues of grief, anxiety, depression, and in a post-pandemic world their isolation is especially resonant. Our inner demons can really alienate us, but they're sometimes the catalysts for healing.”
Reviews from the Broadway premiere in 1989:
“...deals with common issues of love and family, and does so with characters, story and dialogue so fantastic that they could exist only within the enchanted realm of the stage.”
- The New York Times
“...one of those plays in which a man and woman battle it out in a small enclosed space, alternately repulsing and seducing each other.”
- The New Yorker
“...kooky, weird and definitely off-kilter, but if taken in the right spirit, illuminating about how we live today.”
£16 Full Price
Tue - Sat 7:30pm
Concessions are only accepted for pensioners, unemployed, students and under16s.