How to Disappear Completely and Never be Found

Written by Fin Kennedy

Directed by Christine Rayment

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Performances are 15 - 23 November 2019
Auditions are 12 September 2019
Box Office opens on 2nd November

Performances start at 7:45pm, go to the Visiting Us page for more information.

Not suitable for children under 16 – contains strong language and adult themes.

This is a play about identity and the traces we leave on the world around us. It won the 2005 Arts Council’s John Whiting award and was subsequently staged at the Crucible Studio Sheffield with performances from 27 March 2007.

You are who you can prove you are. You are what people think, And that’s the easiest thing in the world to change.When Charlie, a young executive, reaches breaking point and decides to disappear, he pays a visit to a master of the craft in a seafront fortune teller’s in Southend. Haunted by visitations from a pathologist who swears he is already lying flat on her slab, he begins a nightmarish journey to the edge of existence that sees him stripped of everything that made him who he was.
Leaving one’s former identity behind and starting over seems to be an almost existential act; a yearning for good faith in a world that fetishes the fake. What makes you authentic? And how do you know you’re real? These may not be new questions, but they are more relevant than ever, and no less terrifying – or unanswerable

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