HOPE LIGHT and NOWHERE

25 July to 27 July



SUBA DAS COMPANY in association with OMNIBUS CLAPHAM
presents HOPE LIGHT and NOWHEREE
A NEW PLAY BY ANDREW SHERIDAN

Edinburgh Preview performances

Winner of the Ideastap Underbelly Edinburgh Award, Suba Das presents the world premiere of HOPE LIGHT AND NOWHERE, the incredible second play by Andrew Sheridan.

GALA NIGHT: Thursday 25th July – Find out more about this special event

PREVIEWS: Friday 26th, Saturday 27th July

HOPE LIGHT AND NOWHERE introduces us to Edward, an extraordinary young man who finds himself in the ruined basement of his family home after an undisclosed disaster has laid waste to the world. In the strangeness of this post-apocalyptic landscape, Edward is visited by two other survivors: the aggressive skinhead Rafferty, and the disturbingly meticulous blind man Bleach. Will Edward be able to leave? And what waits for him out there?

The performance lasts 60 minutes with no interval
Age PG – Strong language throughout and adult themes.

A savage poem of a play. He is the most exciting new writer to appear in the British Theatre in the past five years. It is graced with visual clarity, written with a deep and searching humanity and charged through with a compelling, urgent anger. It lingers in my mind months after I first read it.
Simon Stephens

Andrew won the prestigious Bruntwood Prize for his debut Winterlong, staged at the Soho Theatre and Royal Exchange in 2011.

I found it unbearable to watch but unforgettable; strange yet completely recognisable. It’s like peering into a frozen canal and spotting strange but familiar shapes beneath the ice.
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (on Winterlong, Soho Theatre, 2011)

It’s patently the work of an impressive new talent…There are scenes that could scarcely be improved on as raw, piercingly poetic dramatisations of the perverse, intractable difficulty of expressing – or indeed, at key moments, even of feeling – love for the people to whom, at the most primitive level, we are connected… the play unfolds as a brutally beautiful tone poem. Paul Taylor, The Independent (on Winterlong, Soho Theatre, 2011)

This hotly anticipated follow-up is directed by Suba Das, previously Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio and currently Associate Director at Leicester’s award-winning Curve Theatre.

A bold, brilliant achievement
Time Out Critics’ Choice on Suba Das’ Othello

An atmospheric triumph
The Guardian on Suba Das’ The Winter’s Tale

Suba Das’ vision of demented Victoriana is at once a faithful and inventive version of a Renaissance masterpiece
WhatsOnStage on Suba Das’ The Revenger’s Tragedy

Design is by star-in-the-making Jean Chan, winner of the Linbury Prize and Assistant Designer for the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.This extraordinary creative team is completed by 2013 Off West End Award Best Lighting Designer Richard Howell; and Patrick Gleeson, composer for last year’s Edinburgh smash A Clockwork Orange, now touring Australia after a sell-out run at the Soho Theatre.