Blue Touch Paper Productions and OPM Productions in association with Park Theatre present the European Premiere of

23.5 Hours

By Carey Crim

Directed by Katharine Farmer

Once a beloved high school teacher, Tom Hodges's world shatters after he is accused of a terrible crime. When he returns from prison, long-buried scars resurface, putting the bonds of marriage and loyalty to the ultimate test. In this deeply moving exploration of love, trust, truth and lies, Tom’s family and friends are forced to confront profound questions about themselves and one another.  

His wife Leigh never thought she'd be ‘one of those women’. But she finds herself standing by her man who has never wavered from his claim of innocence. Each new revelation pushes her to re-examine their entire life as she struggles to remain present for their son Nicholas who can't escape the relentless bullying on social media. 23.5 Hours delves into the harrowing aftermath of a conviction and the far-reaching impacts it imposes on both family and community. This delicately balanced, beautifully nuanced new family drama digs deep beneath the surface of a happy suburban existence to explore the collateral damages of our actions. 


Reviews from Never Not Once in Park90 2022 (by Carey Crim, directed by Katharine Farmer and with the same producing team):

★★★★ ‘Gut-wrenching… Weighty and forceful’ The Guardian 

★★★★★ ‘Incredibly powerful, totally absorbing and completely heart-wrenching’ The Upcoming  

★★★★ ‘Socially relevant and emotionally poignant production’ Morning Star