Shizuka Hariu

between the Imaginary and the Concrete

Copyright ©Shizuka HARIU 2015

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TROUT STANLEY by Claudia Dey


at Southwark Playhouse, London Premiere

“Hysterically funny…A deliciously lyrical piece of Canadian Gothic”
The New York Times

The UK premiere of Claudia Dey’s acclaimed play starring Sinéad Matthews, Vinette Robinson and Dylan Smith.

Set in a remote northern Canadian town, Grace and Sugar Ducharme are infamous twins marked by tragic events from their past: their triplet died in the birth canal, and on their twentieth birthday their mother was killed while their father was split in half by lightning.

As if this wasn’t bad enough, each year on their birthday Grace finds a dead body. But this birthday will be different – it’s lucky thirty!

Unfortunately for the sisters, a serial killer with a fancy for strippers is on the loose and a nomadic cop killer, Trout Stanley, wanders into their house in the midst of their birthday celebration.

Named one of the best Canadian plays of the decade by The National Post and 2005′s best play by Toronto’s NOW Magazine.

Director: Matt Steinberg
Design: Shizuka Hariu
Lighting Design: Rob Pell-Walpole
Sound:Nick Manning
Producer: Rosalind Wyn
Funded by Arts Council England