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Theatre // Coming up // The Long Trick by Marietta Kirkbride
17 February
Friday
7:30pm

The Long Trick by Marietta Kirkbride

A new play from writer Marietta Kirkbride and the award-winning team behind Bucket Club’s Lorraine & Alan and Fossils.

Kelsey. Cornish teenager. Timid lover of anarchic music. Kelsey lives in a converted fishing boat moored on the Helford River. She is proud daughter to Tristan of Helford, the local legend who makes a living robbing all the nearby second homes. But then young Gale walks into their lives and Kelsey wakes up to who she really is. The outside world encroaches, and a delicate balance is knocked sideways in Tristan’s precarious world.

Told with narrative poetry, dialogue and song, The Long Trick is a new play about one man’s protest against gentrification and what happens when ideas go beyond our control.

Marietta Kirkbride has been a Pentabus Theatre Young Writer and a writer-on-attachment at Bristol Old Vic. Nel Crouch is Director of multi-award-winning company Bucket Club. She has been a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellow at Tobacco Factory Theatres and a Jerwood Assistant Director at the Young Vic.

Praise for Marietta’s The Orator:

 “Suspense, wit, poignancy and real angst... A play for our times.”-  Stage Talk Magazine ★★★★

Watch the trailer here.


'The Long Trick is supported by Arts Council England

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