Preview: The Refuge at The Barons Court Theatre

The Refuge at The Baron Court's Theatre
The Refuge at The Barons Court Theatre

New mystery production comes to London’s Barons Court Theatre for a limited 5-show run. The Balon Rouge Theatre Company unveils a new play, The Refuge, running from 25th – 29th February 2020.

A game of murder or monopoly? Drawing inspiration from remote cliff-top locations where past meets present above the churning sea, The Refuge combines the magic of a twisting murder mystery with the rugged Cornish coastline through the intimate aperture of the Barons Court Theatre. The play begins at a run-down clifftop hotel; Christmas looms but the mood is far from festive. Is the scratching the sound of rats or something more sinister? Is the game Monopoly or murder? Clare comes to visit but as the tide turns she ends up running for her life. Theatre-lovers from all over will be gripped by the secrets that bubble away as the coffee brews…

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About the Balon Rouge Theatre Company

Formed in 2019 by talented theatre director Gigi Robarts and award-winning playwright Lynne O’Sullivan, Balon Rouge are proud to present their first stage production, THE REFUGE, an exciting psychological thriller.

The company aims to promote exciting new writing and gifted actors to the stage.

About the playwright of The Refuge

Lynne’s writing credits include Tower Street a six-part lunchtime soap for the stage, Midnight Blue which played at the Canal Café, Raking Up at the Cambridge Studio Theatre and Fractured based on the London Riots. Several of Lynne’s short plays have been presented at the Player-Playwrights forum where she recently won Best Play with The Unkindness of Strangers. Lynne has published two personal memoirs Back Along The Track and Stargazing. She wrote and produced Foolproof, a short thriller for the screen. Having won best One-Act play, The Refuge was produced at the Sterts Arts Theatre, Cornwall recently. Lynne is delighted that the play has made the journey to London.

About the director of The Refuge

Gigi trained and worked professionally as an actress for over 20 years in NYC. She now directs both in English and in French. Her plays include: Moliere’s Tartuffe, The Misanthrope and L’Ecole Des Femmes (French); Buffini’s Loveplay; Sartre’s Huis Clos (French) at BCT; Coward’s Hay Fever and Private Lives; Simon’s Jake’s Women and The Odd Couple (female version); LaBute’s Some Girl(s); Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings; Russell’s Educating Rita and most recently Chekhov’s The Seagull. Gigi is delighted to be back at Barons Court Theatre, directing Balon Rouge’s debut stage production of The Refuge.

About the Barons Court Theatre

Barons Court Theatre in West London has been a haven for underground fringe theatre in London since it opened its doors in 1991. Located within the Curtains Up public house, Barons Court has recently welcomed audiences to standout productions of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, Butterfly flies again, and Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

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