opens at the Bush Theatre on 19 February prior to national tour will be Lachele Carl, David Verrey, Ani Nelson and Sharlene Whyte.
Following its run at the Bush Theatre, The Trick will tour to The North Wall, Oxford (26 & 27 March), Salisbury Playhouse (28 – 30 March), Marina Theatre, Lowestoft (1 April), Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall (2 April), Watford Palace Theatre (5 & 6 April), Birmingham REP (8 & 9 April), Square Chapel, Halifax (11 April) and York Theatre Royal (12 & 13 April).
‘Of course you take me away from the world, and who cares…. you’re the best reason I know to wake up.’
Mira’s husband, Jonah, died seven months ago, but that doesn’t mean that either of them are ready to let him go.
For most of her life Jonah has been Mira’s reason to get out of bed in the morning. So when he does his final disappearing act, Mira can’t quite believe her eyes. She knows she should be moving on. And yet, Mira finds herself caring less and less about the world outside.
The Trick is a magic show about the parts of life we don’t talk about – the realities of getting older and coming to terms with loss. Ghosts, goldfish, mediums, and sleight-of-hand collide in this unpredictable exploration of ageing and grief by Eve Leigh (Stone Face, Silent Planet). This world premiere will be directed by award-winning Roy Alexander Weise (The Mountaintop, Nine Night).