Ingenious Purpose



Monday 24 - Wednesday 26 July 2017 Download Calendar

The Lab


Brighton Festival Fringe 2016 Winner of 3 Awards including Outstanding Theatre and Best of the Festival.

How can a Truth be told?
How can a Secret be spoken?
A betrayed schoolboy, a Japanese soldier, and the inventor of the saxophone. Three gripping narratives show how a story can save your life. Bold, provocative, theatrical; not for a moment depressing. Audiences are spellbound.

“With exemplary honesty Patrick Sandford sheds much needed light on some dark places.” Michael Billington. Guardian ★★★★

“The acting is superb… this important piece tackling abuse, self worth, man, woman, old, young, me and you, needs to be seen” Arts Award Voice ★★★★

“One of the most moving pieces I have ever seen. I left the theatre educated and entertained, the rarest combination” Sandi Toksvig

“It’s extraordinary , important… you have such a light touch as a performer, so engaging and accessible.” Audience member.

Written/performed by Patrick Sandford
DIrected by Nancy Meckler (Shared Experience, RSC, NT)
Music by Simon Slater (RSC, NT)

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£25 (please call Box Office)