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From BAFTA nominated writer and director Paul Andrew Williams comes gripping new play Ticking.
Simon (Tom Hughes), a young British man, awaits his execution in a Chinese prison cell after being convicted of the murder of a local prostitute. It’s his final visiting hour and his parents (Anthony Head and Niamh Cusack) are due to arrive. He’s a bag of nervous energy and his lawyer (David Michaels) still hasn’t got any news on his appeal. Even the British Prime Minister is calling for a pardon.
As Simon and his parents wait breathlessly to see if his appeal will be successful, Simon must decide whether to confront the past with his father and expose a deeply hidden secret, or leave it buried and say his goodbyes.
Ticking is a gripping and powerful piece of new writing from acclaimed writer and director Paul Andrew Williams (London to Brighton, Song For Marion, Murdered By My Boyfriend). Tense, punchy and unflinching, the audience is thrust into the world of the Baron family as they struggle with the knowledge that death by firing squad may be just around the corner.
Sandia Burrard-Lucas14th October
Stunning and intense. Tom Hughes excelled as did the rest of the cast. The play was so absorbing in the intimate setting of the Trafalgar Studios however, I hope this play is allowed to eventually reach a larger audience in London. A must see play.