Saturday 14 September @ 8pm

Polo Cultural Gaivotas, Lisbon

“In a Foreign Country”

A Test Reading of this original work by David HUTCHISON

Set in the Algarve in 2019, this slow-burn play is centred on the experiences of an English couple whose comfortable life in Portugal is disrupted not only by the looming shadow of Brexit but also by an unexpected family visit and the discovery that the sunlit coasts of their Lusitanian home harbour dark secrets from the time before the carnations…

David HUTCHISON is fascinated by the interactions between ordinary people and wider social and political processes.
Previous plays include TOO LONG THE HEART – one of the winners of the 2018 Eurodram competition – which explores the aftermath of the Troubles in Ireland, and THE BLOOD IS STRONG, which looks at where Scotland might be going and what that might mean for England…
Away from the theatre, David has taught media and journalism courses at Glasgow Caledonian University. He has been a member of the BBC’s General Advisory Council and recently chaired Regional Screen Scotland, an organisation which brings the experience of cinema to audiences throughout non-urban Scotland.

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specifying how many tickets you need…

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Performance dates & venue to be confirmed

2020 Shakespeare, a comedy, workshops and more!

For 2020, we have a lot of exciting events in our sights, including Shakespeare!
More details soon!

As well as actors, dancers and musicians, we will definitely be looking for experienced crew…

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