Show Picture Until 4th April 2015

Close Quarter Productions



by Giles Cole

Directed by Knight Mantell

Over a weekend in May 2010, in the aftermath of the last general election, the political parties are wrangling over who will form the coalition government.

Meanwhile, in a village near the Norfolk coast, a disillusioned English teacher and parttime election volunteer comes home for a rare visit and tries to put his life in order. However, the politics of family life can be every bit as vindictive and unpredictable as the Whitehall variety, and alliances can be made or broken without warning.

The Heart of Things explores the themes of family, ambition, love and loyalty, and birthdays.
It examines the conundrum that exists in sexual identity and the minor disturbances. that have far-reaching effects in people's private lives.
The play was written in tandem with The Art of Concealment, from the same creative team, which transferred to Riverside Studios from Jermyn Street in May 2012 following wide critical acclaim.

"The character of Peter requires the most emotional range, and Nick Waring rises to the challenge excellently."
"Ralph Watson excels as the ruthlessly dismissive Brian."

"Credit to Keith Parry as Bob, a neighbour and father to Ros's child, who provides almost all the comic relief. ThePublicReviews.

"Patience Tomlinson’s lovely portrayal of Ros..."
"Ollo Clark is particularly effective as William, in many ways the lynchpin of the second act."
“Interesting, entertaining and open to interpretation – like most family gatherings The Heart of Things has them all."

Ollo Clark, Keith Parry, Amy Rockson, Patience Tomlinson
Nick Waring, Ralph Watson

Monday to Saturday 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 3.30pm

Tickets: £22.00. £18.00

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