Wonderhouse Theatre Company returns to Manchester next month with their new production Sex with a Stranger.
Wonderhouse launched in 2015 and was the brainchild of David Gregan-Jones and Charlotte Tyree, star of This is England. The two struck up a friendship while studying at the Manchester School of Acting and quit the rat race to fulfill their dream of producing theatre full time.
For this new production Wonderhouse are teaming up with director and theatre producer Lucia Cox. Lucia is no stranger to the Northwest theatre and runs her own production company House of Orphans through which she took her production of One Hand Clapping by Anthony Burgess to New York last year. The play, also adapted by Lucia Cox from the original 1961 novel is published by Methuen.
About the play
Sex with a Stranger, written by BAFTA winning Stefan Golaszewski creator of BBC Three’s Him & Her, is a modern, bleak and excruciatingly accurate portrayal of love in the modern age. It’s a relationship story with a difference and examines what it is to be lonely, hallow and uncertain about the people we choose to spend our lives with. The production will run for three nights at Manchester’s new go to venue the Hope Mill Theatre, from the 22-24 June.
Sex with a Stranger is described in the Telegraph as a story that ‘captures the humiliations of lust and the painful inequality of love’ and ‘a play that has ice at the centre of its heart, ice so cold it will leave you with a shiver’.
Featuring David Gregan-Jones, Charlotte Tyree and Jade Golding – tickets are available now for £12 (£10 concession) at www.hopemilltheatre.co.uk
The Manchester theatre scene is currently undergoing a renaissance with the opening of the £25 million arts centre, Home alongside plans for a new £78 million venue, The Factory which will be the future home of the Manchester International Festival.
But with the Arts facing further government cuts around the country, David and Charlotte believe it’s vital that the city continues to nurture new and existing talent.
Co-founder David said: “One of our passions in setting up Wonderhouse is to bring the joy of theatre to audiences who might not usually go to see a play. We want to make opportunities for people in the city to share their talents and create something special with us, whether that’s an experienced director like Lucia Cox or a writer who’s just starting out.