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Imaginationship - Finborough Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

ORIGINALLY seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant 2017 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, the world premiere of Imaginationship by Sue Healy plays at the Finborough Theatre on Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from January 7 to January 23, 2018.

Sex is nothing. It’s relationships that’s a poison. It’s love what does the damage.

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. 59-year-old Ginnie attempts to seduce her unrequited love, the nymphomaniac Brenda. Attila is from Hungary but has ended up scraping an existence in Yarmouth – and pursues Melody who is obsessed with her cold and distant evening-class tutor, Tony.

Power-plays and relationships clash until a seduction too far leads to mass murder.

Set in a marginalised Brexit town, Imaginationship explores obsession, sex addiction, and the devastating effect of imbalanced relationships, not least between immigrants and locals, London and the regions.

The cast includes Joanna Bending (as Melody), Jilly Bond (Ginnie Atkins), George Howard (Gediminas), John Sackville (Baz Canham), Bart Suavek (Attila), Patience Tomlinson (Brenda Sullivan) and Rupert Wickham (Tony).

Presented by Two’s Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre, Imaginationship is directed by Tricia Thorns and designed by Tara Marricdale, with lighting design by Richard Haines and sound design by Eugene Sully.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 0844 847 1652 or visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/.

Also at the Finborough Theatre: Jerome K. Jerome’s The Passing of the Third Floor Back (until December 22) and Israel Zangwill’s classic refugee drama The Melting Pot (until December 19, 2017).