The Titanic Orchestra (3 stars)

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Sarah Stribley Productions in association with AHP and the Pleasance

John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Sliding Doors, The Mummy) stars in this madcap comedy of illusion. Four tramps huddle together at an abandoned railway station, full of vodka-fuelled dreams of escaping on one of the passing trains. But the trains never stop. Until one day, a dishevelled stranger is thrown into their midst. He claims to be the great Houdini, and promises that together they will perform the most astonishing vanishing act the world has ever seen. A UK premiere by Hristo Boytchev (British Council International Playwriting Award) in a new translation by Steve King.

Age category: 12+

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The Titanic Orchestra

19 Aug 20153 stars

Fiddling with the truth in this dark comedy

Popular Scottish actor John Hannah's starring role in this Bulgarian play by Hristo Boytchev has perhaps guaranteed an audience that would not otherwise see it. He is superb, bringing a brooding, Machiavellian charisma to a top-hatted engima claiming to…

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