Dark Sublime

By Michael Dennis
Trafalgar Studios
25 June – 3 August 2019
World Premiere

A comedy about space. And time.

WINNER OF TOP TEN PLAYS OF 2019 BY THEATRE WEEKLY.
SARAH WELTMAN NOMINATED FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN IN THE OFFWESTEND AWARDS

Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a fading jobbing actress. He’s impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. Marianne knows about waiting – for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show, for her best friend to see her differently. As Oli forces her back into the past, and a strange, outrageous world she hasn’t visited in almost 40 years, Marianne must find her own way into the future – and together they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.

Michael Dennis’ debut comedy boldly explores what later life is like for older gay women as well as the next generation, testing the outer limits of how far friendships and relationships can be pushed. Fans will do anything for their heroes – but what if your biggest fan is your closest companion?

Making her West End debut, Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) stars alongside Kwaku Mills (Good Dog, UK Tour; The End of Eddy, Unicorn Theatre & UK Tour), Jacqueline King (Doctor Who, BBC One; Spring Storm, National Theatre), Simon Thorp (Hard Sun, BBC One; various leading roles, RSC), Sophie Ward (Young Sherlock Holmes, Amblin Entertainment; Jane Eyre, BBC Films) and the voice of Mark Gatiss (Sherlock and Doctor Who, BBC One; The Madness of George III, Nottingham Playhouse). The production is directed by Andrew Keates (As Is and Dessa Rose, Trafalgar Studios).

ACCESS

Sign Interpreted Performance: Wednesday 17 July 2019 7.45pm & Tuesday 30 July 2019 7.45pm
Relaxed Performance: Tuesdaydark 2 July 2019 7.45pm (Trafalgar Studios’ very first relaxed performance).

CAST

Marina Sirtis, Kwaku Mills, Jacqueline King,
Simon Thorp, Sophie Ward and the voice of Mark Gatiss.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by Andrew Keates. Designed by Tim Mcquillen-Wright.
Lighting by Neil Brinkworth. Sound Design by Sarah Weltman.
Music by Matthew Strachan and Mark Warman.
Produced by Rigmarole Productions in association with Arion Productions, M. Green Productions, JWC Productions.

PRODUCTION VIDEOS

GALLERY

Photography by Scott Rylander.