‘Art’s my hobby too.’ Hobby?!
The Poltergeist returns after the success of its ★★★★★ OnComm Award winning run last year.
Sasha was destined to take the art world by storm. At the age of fifteen pop stars wanted his paintings, and a new exhibition was going to make him a millionaire.
But now he lives in a run-down flat with his out-of-work boyfriend, serves in a stationers, and no one’s even heard of him… what went wrong?
Philip Ridley’s darkly comic new play is about art, family, memory, and being haunted by the life we never lived.
One of the greatest living British writers, Philip Ridley’s previous plays include The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Radiant Vermin, The Pitchfork Disney, Tender Napalm, Dark Vanilla Jungle, and Mercury Fur, as well as the screenplay for the 1990 film The Krays.
Tramp return to Southwark Playhouse after the success of their Offie-nominated immersive version of Confessional by Tennessee Williams and the ★★★★★ Offie-nominated world premiere of Philip Ridley’s Angry.
Praise for The Poltergeist:
★★★★★ “Compelling, absorbing, vital, frantic, unmissable.” Everything Theatre
★★★★★ “The Poltergeist is one of those rare and unmissable pieces of theatre that will be talked about for years. Ridley has penned another jewel in the crown of theatre… a tour-de-force performance from Joseph Potter.” Theatre Weekly
★★★★★ “An emotional rollercoaster. Tightly wound, unashamedly relentless. An absolute triumph.” Broadway World