There’s been a recent influx in all things French recently – what with the Presidential elections, Cronuts and that really fit one they had singing at Eurovision – so it must therefore seem like the perfect time to put on a production of Jean Paul Sartre’s classic play ‘No Exit’.
Out of Kilter Theatre are to present a new adaptation of the classic production ‘No Exit’ which was first performed way back in 1944. The play centres around 3 characters who find themselves waiting in a mysterious room. It is quickly revealed that they are not waiting in the GUM clinic, but instead are in fact diseased and are being punished by being locked in a room together for eternity.
If I had to choose the three worst people to be locked in a room with for eternity I would choose any of the idiots off of TOWIE, Scrappy Doo and any bouncer in the NQ on a Friday night.
But I don’t think that’s the point – I believe Sartre was trying to infer that ‘hell’ is in fact the difficulty which is caused within when trying to see oneself as an object from the view of another consciousness – or “Hell is other people”.
The new production is in the suitably oppressive and atmospheric space of the Kings Arms vaults; a perfect venue for this stark, edgy drama underpinned by a subtle menace and dark humour.
The play will be running from the 12th – 14th July at The King’s Arms in Salford. Tickets are £8.
The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom St, Salford M3 6AN
0161 832 3605