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Sitting with Thistle - Lion and Unicorn Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

NEW theatre company OddFlock are presenting Sitting with Thistle, their first production as a company, at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre – from Tuesday, October 1 to Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Deep in the Welsh countryside it’s been snowing for weeks. Mark and Elysé have been trapped there for three days. Gran died after two…

Written by emerging playwright Marietta Kirkbride, Sitting with Thistle is a tense domestic thriller, which focuses on the cracked relationship between two siblings shut in a house with death. Described as disturbing and strangely hilarious in equal measure, it questions generational divides at times of trauma.

Kirkbride’s award-winning and critically acclaimed script questions our respect for the dead and what truly makes us tick. Sometimes family rifts should simply stay buried.

Sitting with Thistle is performed by Mathew Foster and Pascale Morrison-Derbyshire, and co-directed and produced by Elf Lyons and Simon Kane. Design is by Jenny Davies.

Tickets: £12/£10 – available from the box office on 08444 77 1000 or from Ticketweb.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm; Saturday matinees at 3.30pm.

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The world premiere of Cobra by Charis Agbonlahor follows Sitting with Thistle at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.