Designed by Cécile Trémolière
Directed by Jean-Pierre Baro
Written by Magali Mougel
This is how the story starts. It starts here. Something happened here.
It’s 8:54pm. Suzy Storck sits by the window on this hot and airless night, waiting for her husband to come home. Upstairs she can hear her children, yelling and clamouring at their bedroom door. She’s locked them in.
Suzy realises for the first time that she never chose any of this. She wonders how she ended up here. She imagines what escaping it might feel like.
After tonight, there might never be a way out.
The Gate Theatre presents the UK debut of director Jean-Pierre Baro – one of the most exciting new artists voices in French theatre, and the world première of Magali Mougel’s haunting play. A co-production with Extime Company.
Jean Pierre BaroJean is an actor and director. Most recently he has directed an adaptation of the John Maxwell Coetzee novel Disgrâce (CDN Orléans, Théâtre National de la Colline) and the touring production La Ville Ouverte. Other directing credits include La Mort de Danton (Centre Dramatique National d’Aubervillier), Suzy Storck which had a run at Théâtre National de la Colline.
As an actor he has performed in Qu’elle ne meure (TNB in Rennes). Since 2004 he has led Extime theatre company in this role his director credits include, Woyzeck (CDN Orléans-Loiret-Centre, Sylvia-Monfort), Léonce et Léna/Chantier (Odéon-Ateliers Berthier) and L’Humiliante histoire de Lucien Petit (Odéon-Ateliers Berthier, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers) which he also wrote.