Trestle


DATE:
1st – 25th November 2017

VENUE:
Southwark Playhouse

SERVICES PROVIDED:
Production Management
Set Build

PRODUCTION MANAGER:
Ian Taylor

WRITER:
Stewart Pringle

DIRECTOR:
Cathal Cleary

DESIGNER:
Frankie Bradshaw

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Johanna Town

SOUND DESIGNER:
Richard Hammarton

“We’re not here forever. You’ve got to take a chance from time to time. Sometimes you’ve got to see something you like and grab hold. Don’t let it go.”

Harry feels like life is beginning to tick down, his autumn years spent quietly caring for the community he loves. Denise thinks life begins in retirement and she’s dancing like she’s still in high school. When their paths cross at the village hall, their understanding of the time they have left changes irrevocably. What do community, growing old, and falling in love really mean? And who gets to decide anyway?

In its world premiere, Trestle tenderly but truthfully explored love and ageing, asking how we choose to live in the face of soaring life expectancies. It won the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize from over 1000 entries, following in the footsteps of previous Prize-winners who have gone on to win BAFTAs and OffWestEnd Awards and premiere worldwide.