National Tour Autumn 2016 To be released Written by Laura Lindsay Directed by James Baker
A bench. A vending machine. Night. Anna is stranded. Beth came for a think. C just wants some kip. Three women meet by chance late at night. None of them really want to be there, yet none of them leave. It is rare moment of stillness in a hectic modern world, bringing them both solace and discomfort. With only loose change, some booze and a dodgy carrot at their disposal, will any of them find their way home? Parallel is a dark comedy drama which aims to challenge our understanding of home, purpose and charity. The part that each actor will play is determined by the roll of a dice as we explore the impact of chance and choice on the outcome of our lives. This production was originally presented as a piece in development under the working title of Waiting for Light and is supported by Arts Council England.
BLACK TOFFEE is a new writing company determined to make theatre and film which reflects the modern world, resonates with ordinary people and has a dark sense of humour. They are proud to be associate artists at Harrogate Theatre.
Our first production, Hidden, was selected for Re:play Festival in Manchester, sold out at Underbelly at Edinburgh Fringe, toured nationally and was described by The Guardian as ‘A true gem.’
Black Toffee's films co-produced with Peter Carruthers Productions are: Fall Out, Civvy Street and Unload.