The Retreat

London’s Park Theatre will host the premiere of new comedy drama called The Retreat from 2nd November until 2nd December.

The Retreat will be the first play by BAFTA award-winning writer Sam Bain, who is famous for being a co-writer on nine series of the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show from 2003 until 2015, as well as Fresh Meat, a comedy-drama about university students.

The Retreat: synopsis

Luke, a former high-flyer from the city, is on a meditation retreat, searching for the inner peace that has so far eluded him. His mind refuses to settle – and then his obnoxious older brother, Tony, shows up.

Audiences will question if Tony is everything that’s wrong with Luke's old life, or if he is the only one who can really see into Luke’s soul. Spectators will also discover a world where ‘we can never escape ourselves, or find ourselves either’.

Further information

The Retreat is directed by Kathy Burke, a director, actor and writer, known for television work including Ab Fab, Harry Enfield and Chums and Gimme Gimme Gimme, for which she won a British Comedy Award.

Her film work includes Absolutely Fabulous the Movie, Pan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Nil By Mouth.

Set and costume design is by Paul Wills with lighting design by Paul Keogan and sound design by John Leonard. It is produced by Debbie Hicks and Jesse Romain in association with Park Theatre.

Casting has yet to be announced.

Group travel organisers should contact the box office on 020-7870 6876 for information about group discounts at the Park Theatre.

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