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The Slaves of Solitude – The Questors Theatre

3 - 11 May

Transport yourself to 1943, where a mismatched group of lodgers seek safety from the trauma of the Blitz. Based on the novel by Patrick Hamilton – see the world premiere of this black comedy in the Studio from 3 May.

Heard of ‘gaslighting’? Know where it comes from? It’s from Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play, Gas Light, later adapted for two films (one British, one US), hugely successful in both countries.  His popular novels (e.g. Hangover Square, Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky, The Gorse Trilogy) include The Slaves of Solitude.

In 1943 an ill-assorted group of lodgers in a boarding house a few miles outside London are eking out a wartime existence in safety (they hope) from the trauma of the Blitz. The are joined unexpectedly by two wayward and pleasure-seeking GIs and an attractive German-born lady, who divides opinion. At the centre of the plot is Miss Enid Roach, approaching middle-age and rootless. Hamilton cleverly links the vastness of devastating world events with the pared-back lives of the residents thrown against their will into a different form of strife.

When

3 – 11 May 2024, 7.30pm

No show Monday 6 May. All performances at 7.30pm, except Sunday 5 May at 2.30pm. 

Tickets

From £10, book at questors.org.uk

Venue

The Questors Studio Theatre
Mattock Lane
Ealing, W5 5BQ United Kingdom
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Phone
020 8567 5184

Other

Custom Date
3 - 11 May
Custom Order
120

Venue

The Questors Studio Theatre
Mattock Lane
Ealing, W5 5BQ United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Phone
020 8567 5184

Other

Custom Date
3 - 11 May
Custom Order
120