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This Time Tomorrow
Published on Friday, 13 April 2012


Varndean School (venue website)
20, 27 May, 12:00pm-1:00pm, 1:30pm-2:30pm, 3:00pm-4:00pm, 4:30pm-5:30pm, 6:00pm-7:00pm

 Suitable for age 18+ only.

It was one of our most unexpected discoveries at last year’s Fringe: intimate, intense, and occasionally profound.  So we’re excited about the return of This Time Tomorrow, which sets a series of two-handed theatrical vignettes in the front seats of four ordinary cars.  They’re everyday, nondescript vehicles, and they don’t even go for a drive… yet through pitch-perfect acting and compelling plot, this mundane setting comes to feel as thrilling as any abandoned mansion or historic tower.

It’s all down to social conditioning, wrote FringeGuru’s Richard Stamp, when he reviewed the show in Brighton last year.  Crammed into the back of a stranger’s motor, there was a spine-tingling sense of eavesdropping in a very private space; and the talented members of Random Acts Theatre Company brought a breathtaking sense of realism to their often-emotional tales.  Viewed so close, every word, tone and gesture took on a special meaning – and every word, tone and gesture was judged exactly right.

This year we’re promised four brand-new plays, which you’ll enjoy in turn as you move from car to car; if last year’s line-up is anything to go by, you can expect both heartbreaking poignancy and laugh-aloud warmth.  This is site-specific theatre stripped back to its essence, and sure to be one of the more memorable experiences of this year’s Fringe.  But there’s not much space in the back of the cars, so do book early; the tickets might be gone by This Time Tomorrow.

Read our full review of last year's version of This Time Tomorrow.

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