Sartre Returns to Bristol in October

For the first time in more than 10 years Jean-Paul Sartre’s classic play ‘Huis Clos’ returns to Bristol in an updated translation by the noted director Frank Hauser entitled ‘No Way Out’.

Award-winning non-professional theatre group the Kelvin Players will be performing ‘No Way Out’ in association with Eric Glass Limited1 from Tuesday 15 October to Saturday 19 October at the Kelvin Studios in Bishopston2.

The play looks at how three characters, all dead, meet up in hell, but a hell that none of them expects. Where are the racks, the boiling oil, the red-hot pincers?

The physical tortures might well be missing but there are other sorts of psychological tortures that play out and give rise to the playwright’s statement that ‘Hell is other people’.

As director Ralf Togneri said: “I remember the play ‘Huis Clos’ from its BBC production ‘In Camera’, and it really stuck with me.

“I had the good fortune to be offered a translation by Frank Hauser, a celebrated director in his own right, which appealed to me very much. It is this version that we will be bringing to life, if I may use that expression talking of ‘dead’ characters.”

‘No Way Out’ runs at the Kelvin Studios, Gloucester Road, from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 October 2013 at 8.00 p.m..

Tickets are £8 on the Tuesday night and £10 on Wednesday through to Saturday.

To book online visit: www.kelvinplayers.co.uk/#!tickets Alternatively you can call the Kelvin booking line on: 0117 959 3636.

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