MUSWELL HILL by Torben Betts

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by Torben Betts

November 11-December 16, 2017
Opening Night: Monday, November 20th @ 7pm

TBG Main Stage Theatre, 312 West 36 St
Tickets: $25-$35

TBG is thrilled to co-produce another show with The Pond Theatre Company. A U.S. premiere by Torben Betts, MUSWELL HILL is a dark comedy with characters at a dinner party that spend time texting and watching social media, talking about the troubles abroad, while at the same time paying little to no attention to their personal problems. They are fundamentally disconnected and their fumbling attempts to connect are recognizable, sad, and funny.

About Torben Betts, playwright…

Theatre credits include: The National Joke, (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) Invincible (Orange Tree Theatre and St James Theatre, London, Brits-off-Broadway); What Falls Apart (Live Theatre, Newcastle); Get Carter (Northern Stage); The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air); A Listening Heaven (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, nominated as TMA Best New Play 2001); The Unconquered (Traverse/Tron/Brits-off-Broadway/UK tour, winner of Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, 2007); Muswell Hill (Orange Tree Theatre and Park Theatre, London); The Company Man (Orange Tree Theatre); The Error of their Ways (HERE Arts Center, New York); Lie of the Land (Arcola Theatre, London/Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh); The Swing of Things; Her Slightest Touch (both Stephen Joseph Theatre); Incarcerator (Battersea Arts Centre, London); The Lunatic Queen (Riverside Studios, London); Five Visions of the Faithful (Edinburgh Festival Theatre); Clockwatching (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); The Biggleswades (Southwark Playhouse), Silence and Violence (White Bear Theatre, London). In 2018 his latest play Monogamy will be produced at London’s Park Theatre, alongside his versions of The Misanthrope at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate and Boeing Boeing at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. His plays have been performed around the world and to date have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Czech, Polish and Portuguese. Torben wrote the screenplay for the British independent feature film Downhill, which was released in cinemas in May 2014. He is represented by Independent Talent Group, London and is published by Oberon Books, London.