The Witness

By Vivienne Franzmann

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Captured in an award-winning shot Alex was rescued from Rwanda and adopted by the man behind the lens. Back from uni and returning to where she was raised the distance between father and daughter stretches taut. In the dark room of a Hampstead home a long hidden secret is slowly exposed in a flash of revelation. Vivienne Franzmann's new play is a piercing and dark thriller of modern morals. This is Vivienne Franzmann's second play. Her first play Mogadishu opened at the Royal Exchange, Manchester last year to critical acclaim, winning the 2008 Bruntwood Playwriting Competition and also won the George Devine Award in 2010. Simon Godwin will direct. This season he is also directing Goodbye to All That as part of the Young Writers Festival. His credits here also include The Acid Test by Anya Reiss and Wanderlust by Nick Payne. His other credits include Faith Healer and Far Away at Bristol Old Vic, The Winter's Tale for Headlong and the Nuffield Theatre Southampton, Mister Heracles at the West Yorkshire Playhouse. As Associate Director of the Royal and Derngate Theatres in Northampton under Artistic Director Rupert Goold, Simon directed seven main stage shows. Running time 2hrs 5mins incl. one interval "£10 Monday": www.royalcourttheatre.com/your-visit/tickets/10-mondays tickets available on the day of perf from 9am online, 10am in-person. An in-person waiting list for "returns": www.royalcourttheatre.com/your-visit/tickets/returns/ for sold out performances operates from 1hr before each performance. The Witness is part of the Royal Court's Jerwood New Playwrights programme, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Vivienne Franzmann's commission was supported by funds from the Olivier Foundation Join in the conversation @ "Twitter": twitter.com/royalcourt #thewitness

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