by Matt Morrison (2011)
Directed by Matt Grinter. Designed by Emma Bairstow. Lighting by Miguel Vicente.
Cast: Terri Dwyer. Steven Elder. Nadia Giscir. Jack Johns. Jan Shepherd. Liam Smith.
“These things happen all the time, of course. But when it’s close. When it happens in your ‘sphere’. Usually these things don’t touch us. But there is this dark side to certain people, certain communities. And it’s a reminder to the rest of us, of how vulnerable we all are.”
Through the Night is a terrifying psychological thriller about the lengths people will go to in order to protect the ones they love. Set over a single evening, it explores questions of class and violence, and how they have the potential to destroy the things we cherish most.
Playwright Matt Morrison’s play Inside Out was produced at the inaugural HighTide festival. Since then he has written work for theatres and companies including the Gate Theatre, Clwyd Theatr Cymru, DryWrite, The Miniaturists, The Old Vic Tunnels, In The Same Boat and Menagerie. His play Marchers was developed in conjunction with The National Theatre Studio and performed at The White Bear Theatre. His next play, Brightest and Best, will be produced by We Were Here in early 2012, directed by Natalie Ibu. Matt has also written short stories, radio comedy for the BBC, and two non-fiction books.