SCARBOROUGH by Fiona Evans to play two unique performances at The Cockpit Theatre

Fictive Theatre in collaboration with Artistic Producciones and
the Mexican Theatre Company La Compañia Perpetua present

by Fiona Evans

Saturday 5th December 2015
& Sunday 6th December 2015

at London’s The Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH


Following a successful showcase at The Courtyard Theatre, Fictive Theatre in collaboration with Artistic Producciones and the Mexican Theatre Company La Compañia Perpetua present two unique performances of Fiona Evans’ acclaimed play SCARBOROUGH at the Cockpit Theatre, in London, on Saturday 5th December and Sunday 6th December at 3pm.

SCARBOROUGH follows a 15 year-old boy on a romantic weekend away with his (nearly) 30 year-old female teacher at a bed and breakfast in Scarborough. After the interval, the script is repeated word-for-word except for one difference: the genders have swapped.

Across social media and tabloid newspapers it seems every week a new student – teacher affair is uncovered. By staying away from sensationalism, SCARBOROUGH becomes an engaging play presenting the affair from a neutral point of view.

Fiona Evans’ electrifying portrayal of a dangerously charged romance and its disturbing implications was the show to see at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, winning a Fringe First Award.

This intimate performance directed by Simon Paris is set on a bed, in the round.

Young talents Ava Pickett and Charlie Tantam star in this production performing the roles of Lauren/Beth and Daz/Aiden.

SCARBOROUGH has set and costume design by Magdalena Iwanska, and lighting design by Guido Lueches.

Founded in 2014 by Ava Pickett and Simon Parism, Fictive Theatre is a company that creates and embraces brave and bold new theatre.

Artistic Producciones LTD and La Compañia Perpetua, which are about to present the UK premiere of FAUSTAFF at the Cockpit Theatre from 18th November to 6th December, are supporting this emerging theatre company with the aim of promote young talent.

Reviewers have said:

The brilliant thing about Evans’s play is that it poses these questions without forcing us into either camp. By replicating the script across both situations, Evans stays neutral whilst her audience is left to empathise, take sides and debate as they see fit.” – Holly O’Mohany, A Younger Theatre.

Despite the play’s brevity, the characters are complex and we don’t automatically see these children as victims – occasionally they seem more mature than the adults taking advantage of them.” – Edward Lukes, Once A Week Theatre

We’re invading a private moment in a relationship, and our intrusion on these intimacies – the leg stroking, long stares and kissing on the bed in fits of passion – makes us feel suitably
.” – Holly O’Mahony, A Younger Theatre

Director Simon Paris has done a fantastic job at utilising the script to great effect to convey the two stories in completely different and very effective ways.” – Terry Eastham, London Theatre 1

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A play by Fiona Evans

Directed by Simon Paris
Set and costume design: Magdalena Iwanska
Lighting design: Guido Lueches
Poster design: Amy Laker

Lauren / Beth: Ava Pickett
Daz / Aiden: Charlie Tantam

5th & 6th December 2015, 3.00pm
The Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH

Tickets: £12 (concessions £10)
Box Office: 020 7258 29 25