Tristan Bates Theatre (TBT) Inner London Greater London
Manor is a darkly poetic piece of British gangster theatre. Manor tells the story of a teenage boy Joe who is forced into a world of violence when his girlfriend Kel’ is attacked by a local villain. A pool hall owner feels compelled to help clean up the aftermath of Joe’s revenge as Murphy’s piece delves into what man can forgive of himself and what stains the soul for ever. Although set in the modern day, Manor reworks the tale of Orpheus in the underworld along with other myths and religious parables to encompass an epic tale in one act. Running time: 80 mins Performers Andrew Obeney, Stephen Pucci, Barra Collins, Elspeth Rae. AuthorMartin Murphy.ProducerBruised Sky Productions.DirectorJames Kermack.