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    Alistair Hall presents

    Declan (Archive)

    Tue 29 Nov - Sat 3 Dec at 9pm
    Tickets £12 (£10)
    ARCHIVE
    A haunted, hallucinatory tale of isolation and sexual discovery. Directed by Billy Barrett.



    Content Notice
    Running Time 50 mins (TBC)
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeReferences to themes of child abuse, domestic violence and suicide. Suitable for 16+
    Health Notice
    Health NoticeTo be confirmed, Loud noises, Food/drinks consumed by performers onstage

    Set in a Wiltshire suburb, Declan is a fragmented, hallucinatory monologue. As childlike outsider Jimbo recalls the disappearance of his best friend Declan, he is plagued by the ghosts of the past and present. With a hazy grasp on reality, Jimbo searches through his fractured town for Declan - and along the way makes troubling discoveries about his own childhood.

    Written and performed by Alistair Hall and directed by Billy Barrett, Declan is a piercing, surreal take on the queer coming of age story.

    Following an acclaimed run of digital performances and being featured in The Guardian's 'Best Online Theatre', this new production brings Declan to live audiences for the first time.

    Featured in Attitude Magazine's The Best Theatre To See in November 2022.

    "Fantastically written and performed… reminds us how enthralling theatre can really be."
    Theatre Weekly
    "The play recalls Alan Bennett's Talking Heads, using monologues in a not dissimilar way, and it is a mark of Alistair Hall's success that his work is actually comparable to that master of the genre."
    London Living Large
    "As both writer and performer, Hall is clearly a name to remember."
    The Guardian
    "Hall’s intense and detailed performance is completely absorbing"
    Love London Love Culture
    "An intensely tangible assault on the senses…an innovative piece of theatre"
    The Reviews Hub
    "Compelling...Vividly performed...A stinging tale of loss, loneliness and sexual discovery."
    The Guardian
    "Pushes the envelope of the monologue genre."
    My Theatre Mates

    “Such a crucial part of the UK theatre ecology… Developing artists and audiences”

    The Guardian