After a brilliant run in London at Theatre503 Cardiff audiences are embracing Titas Halder's brilliant ESCAPE THE SCAFFOLD at The Other Room at Porters, directed by award-winning director Hannah Price. Response to the show has been phenomenal, but don't take our word for it! Here are just a few of the glowing reviews we've had. Take a look below and book your tickets now to avoid disappointment...
“A savage slice of social commentary with a broad surrealist streak…a palpable sense of mounting dread…this vivid, visceral production confirms Halder as a talent to watch” - ★★★★ – Dave Fargnoli, The Stage
“Hannah Price deftly guides us through the time-hopping narrative, while Chris Bartholomew returns with another nervy electronic score. The cast get gamely stuck into the rapid-fire philosophising and intrigue….confirms that Halder is a serious name to watch.”
★★★★ – Matt Breen, Time Out
“The Other Room has excelled again…bewitching, thought provoking and a shock to the system at times too…the trio of performances is quite superb…a vibrant and demanding evening of theatre.”
★★★★ – Steve Tucker, Wales Online
“The actors are young and highly talented…they banter with excellent comic timing and perfectly depict insecurity yet adoration for each other…an excellent play from a new playwright which achieves incredible intensity and drive.”
★★★★ – Jen Soame, Remote Goat
“With Woody Allen-esque cross-talk dialogue, the writing is complex, witty, esoteric, thoughtful and brilliant, and the acting is superb.”
★★★★ – Catherine Sedgwick, The Upcoming
“Hannah Price’s classy direction brings out the play’s light and dark…the excellent young cast convincingly portray three very different people…very much a play for our times.”
★★★★ – London Pub Theatres
“…confirms the thriving collaboration between playwright Titas Halder and director Hannah Price…Escape The Scaffold is a gripping psychological thriller, appropriately supported by an amazing cast and brilliant production values”
★★★★ – Mariana Meloni, Pocket Size Theatre
“Mark Bailey’s elaborate set immediately convinces…the characterisations are pleasingly complex…Halder’s witty and fluent script is redolent of a West End thriller…director Hannah Price presents the moments of (un)easy, alcohol-fuelled camaraderie and schocking violence with equal stylishness…manages to both charm and challenge, providing much to reflect upon.” - Othniel Smith, British Theatre Guide
“…catches the buoyancy and freedom of undergraduate life beautifully. There’s a sense that anything is possible in these three…” - Matt Truemann, WhatsOnStage
“…a credit to all concerned that time never drags…the performances are of a high standard…director Hannah Price, designer Mark Bailey and Sound Designer Chris Bartholomew enhance the style and atmosphere...a play that deserves to be seen.” - David Cox, Theatre Wales
“…a gripping thriller packed with suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” - Jacqui Onions, The Reviews Hub
“Halder’s absorbing script…Hannah Price’s assured, pacey direction…Escape The Scaffold has flair and wit in character and plotting…all laced with a sharp twist of horror…” - Traffic Light Theatregoer
“It’s been over 24 hours since I saw Escape the Scaffold at The Other Room but my mind hasn’t stopped thinking about it since…actors were phenomenal and truly convincing in their roles…definitely worth a watch…” - Sarah Harris, Quench Cardiff
“The staging and lighting are of a very high standard for such a small theatre and play an integral role in building the show’s tension and suspense. The chemistry between the cast is also impressive, and their quick-fire quips are a pleasure to watch.” - Everything Theatre
Escape the Scaffold is a dark, psychological thriller from Titas Halder and Hannah Price, the writer/director team behind sellout smash Run the Beast Down. This electrifying new production is brought to you by Mongrel Thumb alongside two award winning champions of new writing, Theatre503 and The Other Room.
Writer Titas Halder
Director Hannah Price
Designer Mark Bailey
Lighting Designer Katy Morison
Music and Sound Chris Bartholomew
Stage Manager Rachel Hendry
Production Manager Jake Evans
A co-production between Mongrel Thumb, The Other Room and Theatre503.
The play transfers to The Other Room, Cardiff, in April 2017 following its World Premiere at Theatre 503, London, in March 2017.
Performance information for The Other Room, Cardiff.
19 April - 6 May 2017
Pay What You Can Preview Wednesday: 19th April 2017
Opening Night: 20th April 2017
Mon – Sat Evenings 19:00
Sat Matinees: 14:00
Tickets (Please note booking fees may apply)
Running time approx 2hrs 15 minutes.
This production is rated 16+ age guidance for strong language and nudity.