Scab

Metamorph Theatre

Theatre
17 — 22 Mar
Pit - The Vaults, Leake Street
18:00
£10.00
1hr 00m
15+
New Writing Solo Show Storytelling
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Scab

'I look at the barman. And I look at Keith. And I see a piece of him die inside. And I feel a piece of me die with him.'

Set in a coastal town in the north of England, Scab explores the themes of trauma, family and loneliness through the story of an alienated young man’s fateful encounter with a stranger.

Walking home after a night shift, a young man reluctantly performs an act of goodwill for older man lying injured outside a pub. What begins as a comedic commentary on social responsibility develops into an exploration of loneliness, trauma and family as the young man embarks on a journey into the hidden depths of the older man’s life.

To what extent can we delve into the lives of others?

Come and join the Narrator, played by Conor Lowson (‘The Liberator’, Opus Films for Netflix and BBC’s ‘Ladhood’), as he embarks on a playful, dark and devious odyssey into the recesses of his own mind.

This kinetic piece of storytelling is directed by Jamie Biddle (‘Whitechapel: Suspects, Lunatics and a Leather Apron’; ‘Extinct’, ‘Conk the Dyslexia Goblin’, The Bush Theatre and ‘Smoking in the Boys Room’, Theatre503) and written by Luke Stapleton (‘Mycorrhiza', The Space; 'Retinas', Southwark Playhouse, and as Script Editor; BBC's 'The Capture' and Amazon Prime's 'Hanna').

'I have this hole in me
Here
(Gut)
Here
(Heart)
And here
(Brain)
And my whole life is spent just desperately tryin’ not to fall into it.'

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About Metamorph Theatre

Metamorph Theatre is a platform for shows at the end of their development, providing a professional showcase with a large audience to begin their journey to full production.

Supporting emerging artists is the cornerstone of Metamorph. 'Picked + Mixed Plays', our quarterly new writing nights, have gone from strength. Since our launch in March 2018, Metamorph has grown in size and become a fully fledged production company. Our last show 'The Good Landlord' was showcased at VAULT Festival.

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Dates & Times

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Press & Reviews

The Good Landlord:
Once a Week Theatre - ★★★★ 'The script is a sharp comedy with clever content and its quality shines through.'
Theatre Weekly - ★★★★ 'Presented by Metamorph Theatre, the satirical comedy, The Good Landlord tackles a bizarre combination of voyeurism and self doubt in a fantastically funny and energetic performance.'
Spy in the Stalls - ★★★★ 'It is a delightfully weird comedy where it feels like anything can happen.'
Within Her Words - ★★★★ 'The Good Landlord is an interesting commentary on the current social climate and cleverly illustrates the lengths that young people are willing to go to for decently priced rent.'
The Guardian - 'Michael Ross, a writer whose words are a gift to actors'

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Metamorph Theatre

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