MAY 8, 2015 - MAY 31, 2015

HOUSE OF ORPHANS Presents

ONE HAND CLAPPING
By ANTHONY BURGESS
Adapted and Directed by LUCIA COX
With EVE BURLEY, OLIVER DEVOTI and ADAM UREY

Howard and Janet Shirley live an average, humdrum life in an average Northern town in England. But Howard has an anything-but-average talent: a photographic memory that he uses to win a TV quiz show.

With his winnings, he and Janet travel the world in style, seeing everything they can. But upon their return, a disillusioned Howard makes a sinister proposition to Janet.

Adapted from Anthony Burgess' (author of 'A Clockwork Orange') 1961 novel, this darkly comic story is a hilarious and provocative condemnation of culture and the modern world.

"A THOROUGHLY ENJOYABLE NIGHT OF THEATRE IN A MARRIAGE OF NOSTALGIA AND DARK COMEDY."
BroadwayWorld

"DARINGLY SURREAL AND INNOVATIVELY EXECUTED!"
What's On Stage

"SHARP AND MORDANTLY FUNNY."
Manchester Confidential

"LUCIA COX'S ADAPTATION EFFECTIVELY BRINGS A LESSER-KNOWN ANTHONY BURGESS NOVEL TO STAGE, AND PROVIDES AN ENTERTAINING EVENING."
The Public Reviews


Performing with the help of kind donations by Paul Burley Carpets.


Photo by Sam Huddleston