Tense times in Teddington Theatre Club's new production
In the midst of continuing IRA violence, Rat in the Skull centres on an interview between an RUC inspector and a Catholic man in London.
The Teddington Theatre Club perform the play, which turns a single incident at a London police station into a complex and thoughtfully rendered look at the tangled politics of Northern Ireland.
Told from the point of view of an Ulster Protestant, it casts a new, unexpected perspective on the struggle.
The play will be performed in the Coward Studio and is directed by Fiona Smith.
After Sunday’s performance, ticket holders can experience a post-show platform with the director and actors for free after the afternoon’s performance.
Fiona says: “After the performance the audience may remain behind and the cast and myself will be there and we can talk and answer questions.”
The play, which addresses the deep-rooted Troubles in Northern Ireland, centres around dialogue between Roleson from the RUC, played by Daniel Wain and Roche, the IRA terrorist, played by Josh Matheson.
Fiona says: “It certainly appeals to an adult audience. The political resonance goes further than Northern Ireland. It is very dark and non politically correct but rather violently funny.”
Rat in The Skull; Hampton Hill Playhouse; March 3 – 9; Sunday 4.00pm, Weekdays 7.45pm; Tickets £8-10; 0845 8387529 or ttc-boxoffice.org.uk.