Asylum


16 July 2018 19:30 - 16 July 2018 21:30
16th July 2018 - 7:30pm

Price:£15 standard, £12 concessionPrices available at box office, email or via telephone.
Venue:Studio

Writer:Mark Grey
Director:Mark Grey

After four spell-binding performances in 2017, Agape Theatre Company returns to Courtyard Theatre for ONE Night ONLY with their production of ASYLUM. The first play in their “Restoration” trilogy, written and directed by Mark Grey.

Bruised and broken, three women arrive at The Haven in search of sanctuary. They are from different cultures, different worlds, with different experiences. But they share one desire and that is to be healed. Warden Sykes has been entrusted with their care, but she too is damaged, grieving and angry. She has the power, a score to settle and she is waiting.

Asylum explores the relationship between justice, punishment & reconciliation and travels with three broken lives on their journey of healing, rehabilitation and acceptance.

Audience comments from premiere performance

The cast was amazing. P Crooks

A moving play, it touches a nerve… L McDonald

This was a very real and touching story,

you could feel the passion throughout J Reid

The atmosphere was electrifying JL Brown

Agape has also been well received by the Press on previous visits to the London Fringe.

REDEMPTION SONG

-THE STAGE-“This production is brilliant entertainment and deserves a large audience.” -BBC RADIO LEICESTER-“Brilliant entertainment. Brilliant acting.”

-THE SCOTSMAN-“There is an integrity and passion, which gives it its own particular charm.”

-THE HERALD-“Redemption song is a challenging presentation, with a strong ‘feel good’ factor. Worth a look” “Mark DeLisser’s Louie, a dynamic and attractive figure.” “Honours to Madeline McQueen, Her performance was a delight, and hugely enjoyed by the audience.”

 

LOSER

-The Voice- The Loser is a Winner! Leaves the audience with much more of what more expensive productions offer, but fail to deliver.

-GREENBELT FESTIVALS- A great Success!

Thou Shalt Not

"Intense. An engaging piece. A well-written, well -acted drama."

"Theatre's great secret is out. (Mark Grey)is one of London's best kept secrets."

"A strong cast & a well written script. An intensity brought about by the quality of the acting. You are actually in the room with them gaining an insight into their minds"

“A sparky performance from Ellen-Gayle Harewood that appealingly draws out the contradictions of the character."

Kentish Times

There will be a Q&A with the Director after the performance.

http://www.thecourtyard.org.uk/whatson/1071/asylum

Venue: The Courtyard Theatre, Bowling Green Walk 40 Pitfield Street, London, N1 6EU
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