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Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of


By Sam Hoare

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Directed by Romola Garai


Matt doesn’t need you to like him. He doesn’t care. He’s done some terrible things and his attempts to remedy them have come to no good either.

Maybe it’s the journalist in him, but he needs someone to listen. To his story, as an ex-tabloid hack who made a living doing whatever was necessary, whatever the cost. But things have gone badly wrong and now it's time to bring his skeletons out of the closet. How can so much have been done with so few consequences? And how can the telling of truth be so infinitely more dangerous than the telling of lies? Might his one attempt to be a ‘good person’ end in him losing everything dear to him. Will you laugh with him - or at least at him - for a moment; Matt needs someone to understand.

This new play examines the freedoms afforded to the press in the UK compared to some other countries. Can one man safeguard the truth and protect his family?

★★★★ ‘Sam Hoare…fabulously talented performer of this disturbing, insightful piece’ Ham & High

★★★★ ‘It is testament to Hoare’s ability, and to Garai’s directorial choice to portray him as charming rather than oafish, that we warm to him [Matt], despite his many flaws’ ★★★★

‘engagingly told... black in its comedy’ The Guardian

'Sam Hoare is a fine, engaging performer' British Theatre Guide 

‘original and striking one-man show written and brilliantly performed by Sam Hoare as an engagingly witty and self-centred journalist with little or no moral compass' Morning Star

'A compelling performance from Hoare' The Independent


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Artwork photography by Steve Gregson