VenueLyric Theatre
Other spaces: Danske Bank Stage/Naughton Studio
From23rd September 2011
To16th October 2011
WhenTue-Sat 19:45. Thu,Sat,Sun Mats 14:30. Sun Oct 16 19:45. No Mat Sep 24
PricesFrom £18.50. To £23.00.
What is currently on at Lyric Theatre (V552)
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The Painkiller

The PainkillerT01215312531
?One of them's a killer. One of them wants to die. What could possibly go wrong?' Brian is suicidal. And why not? He's Swindon's seventeenth best news photographer, dresses in casualwear, and sings 'Lady in Red' as spiritual salvation. Oh, and his wife just left him. He decides there is only one escape from his pain. Ralph is at ease with the world. And why not? He's the best there is, calls himself 'John Smith', dresses in Armani, and carries a Heckler and Koch PSG1 sniper rifle. But you'd never know. If forced to speak, he would say that he's in the business of 'pain removal'. Two men. Two lonely hotel rooms. An adjoining door... On any other day, Brian would have successfully ended things. On any other day, Ralph would have successfully ended someone. But not today... Today's different...
Author Francis Veber

Archive :: production:T01215312531, play:S01253969252, venue:V552

Production details

Northern Bank Stage

Special Performances

  • 11 Oct 11 Captioned
  • 12 Oct 11 Sign Interpreted
  • 13 Oct 11 Audio Described


Producer Kenneth Branagh (creative)
Producer Sean Foley (creative)
Adapted by Sean Foley
Director Sean Foley
Design Alice Power
Performer Kenneth Branagh (Ralph)
Performer Rob Brydon (Brian)
Performer Stuart Graham
Performer Mark Hadfield
Performer Claudia Harrison
Performer Andy Moore

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