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Torn Apart (Dissolution)

  • Theatre N16 77 Bedford Hill London, SW12 9HD United Kingdom (map)

NOV 22 - NOV 26

Sunday – Monday, 3pm and 7pm, 1hr (no interval)



This is a love story. A love story in three different times and three different bedrooms…

West Germany, Bremen, the early 1980s. The universities and cafes are full of young people who escaped from the East, the bars are full of American soldiers. Alina, a Polish literature student, bumps into one of them. London, 1999. The turn of the century. Elliott, a young chef, is dating Casey, an Australian backpacker. Whilst eating Indian food and listening to RHCP, Elliott talks to Casey about his orphanage and his love for her. She listens knowing that, sooner or later, her Visa will run out. London, now. Holly married a perfect man, had a child and achieved her white picket fence fantasy, but this is in the past now. Molly has fallen in love with Erica, an ex-sex worker, and she will do anything to rationalise her feelings.

Torn Apart (Dissolution) is about many things, but it is mostly about love. The play deals with issues such as feminism, male repression, fate, homosexuality, but above all it explores the most painful aspects of human conditioning.

No Offence Theatre is an emerging theatre company, founded by an Australian and a Pole, born from the need of creating contemporary, challenging and political work and bringing theatre back to the people.

Theatre N16 is a trailblazing company founded by young people, for young people. It is London’s newest fringe venue, and is dedicated to creating a creative hub where new and existing works can be explored and pushed into new realms. Theatre N16 is proud of their commitment to the welfare of creatives, operating without a hire fee for external companies. This promoting and nurturing of talent means that Theatre N16 is a bastion for development within the context of a society in which the arts are increasingly struggling to stay afloat.




Earlier Event: November 22
In Search of England
Later Event: December 3
Mirror Mirror