Theatre
Stückemarkt

There Has Possibly Been An Incident

Play by Chris Thorpe / Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester
Nominated by Simon Stephens
Stückemarkt

Premiere 3 August 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

There Has Possibly Been An Incident

There Has Possibly Been An Incident

© Jonathan Keenan

  • 1h, no interval
  • English with German surtitles

Past Dates

Jumping The Tracks – Writing For Plays, Writing For Performance
Workshop with Chris Thorpe
TUE 13 May 2014, 14:30 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Kassenhalle

Theatre As A Dissecting Table
Talk with Simon Stephens and Chris Thorpe
TUE 13 May 2014, 17:00 / Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Kassenhalle

In his theatre play “There Has Possibly Been An Incident” Chris Thorpe confronts his protagonists with scandalous political situations that force them to make unavoidable decisions. The archetypal immediacy, in which the atmosphere of each artfully interwoven conflict unfolds, robs the audience of all distance and automatically makes everyone an accomplice.

From Simon Stephens’ explanatory statement: “Chris Thorpe makes me want to be a better playwright. (…) He is a dramatist who understands the complicated chaos of human existence. This understanding forces him to be honest. But it never makes him judgemental. (…) His texts do not correspond to the traditional roles between play and production/performance. He’s more a theatre-maker than a dramatist.“

Direction Sam Pritchard
Designer Signe Beckmann
Light Jack Knowles
Sound Sorcha Williams

With Chris Thorpe (N), Gemma Brockis (G), Yusra Warsama (Y)

Production Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester