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Blue Touch Paper ProductionsOPM Productions and Adam Kenwright in association with Park Theatre present the European Premiere of

23.5 Hours

By Carey Crim

Directed by Katharine Farmer

Leigh Hodges, wife of a once-beloved high school teacher, finds herself thrust into the turbulent aftermath of her husband's imprisonment. Standing by him amidst doubt and scrutiny, Leigh navigates the ultimate test of love, truth, and loyalty. Each revelation forces her to re-evaluate their life together while she struggles to shield their son Nicholas.

As family bonds strain and secrets unravel, this gripping drama explores the profound impact of a conviction for sexual misconduct and how it impacts their lives, close friends, and wider community. With its thrilling exploration of the collateral damage of past and present actions, "23.5 Hours" delves deep into the complexities of trust, family dynamics, and the pursuit of justice. 

‘An edgy new play…grounded in characters the audience cares about’ The New York Times

‘Crim’s dialog is so authentic, her characters are richly drawn, and the performances are compelling…held me enthralled from its deceptively buoyant opening scene to its impactful final fadeout’ Stage Scene LA 


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