Saturday, 11 October 2014

Preview: Hopelessly Devoted at Arts Centre Washington

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Hopelessly Devoted
Arts Centre Washington
Thursday 20 November

Mercury Music prize nominated Kate Tempest’s incendiary new play Hopelessly Devoted comes to Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 20 November.

Chess is in prison. Facing a lengthy sentence, her cell mate, Serena, becomes her soul mate. But when Serena is given parole, Chess faces total isolation. Hope comes in the form of a music producer looking for a reason to love music again. She finds a powerful voice in Chess. But to harness her talent, Chess must first face her past.

With live music and lyrical fireworks by Kate Tempest, this is a story of love and redemption and a fervent argument for the redemptive power of music and art in prisons. The show is produced by revered touring theatre company Paines Plough, who have built a reputation for bringing the very best new writing to theatres all over the UK.  This is Kate Tempest’s second full length play and follows from the success of ‘Wasted’ which was staged at Arts Centre Washington in 2012.

The show comes to Arts Centre Washington on Thursday 20 November as part of a sixteen venue national tour.

Tickets are £8.50 / £6 (conc and are available from or by calling 0191 219 3455

Direction: Stef O'Driscoll Music: Kate Tempest and Dan Carey;
Musical Director & Arranger: Tom Attwood; Design: Joanna Scotcher; Lighting Design: Jack Knowles;
Sound: Tom Gibbons; Movement Direction: Tuan Ly

On The Web:

On Tour:
6 November 2014 Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Lincoln

7 November 2014 School of English Theatre, Sheffield

9 November 2014 The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester

11 November 2014 The Electric Theatre, Surrey

13 - 14 November 2014 Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

16 November 2014 Nottingham New Theatre, Nottingham

17 November 2014 The Gulbenkian, Kent

18 November 2014 Cast, Doncaster

19 November 2014 The Maltings, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

20 November 2014 Arts Centre Washington, Newcastle

21 November 2014 Derby Theatre, Derby

24 - 25 November 2014 Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

27 November 2014 Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Buckinghamshire 08448717627

28 November 2014 Hazlitt Arts Centre, Kent

1 - 6 December 2014 Roundhouse, London

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