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Park Theatre and Theatre by the Lake co-production and UK Premiere in association with Abinger Productions

The Other Place

Written by Sharr White

Directed by Claire van Kampen
Cast includes Karen Archer, Eliza Collings, Neil McCaul & Rupinder Nagra
Production Supported by Park Theatre's Producers Circle


How much can you lose, if you can't find yourself?

Confident, intelligent and highly successful neurologist Juliana Smithton is at the top of her game. But while delivering a lecture to a roomful of doctors, she’s interrupted by a series of disturbing events...

With her husband filing for divorce and her health in the balance, Juliana’s life suddenly starts unravelling. As details emerge of a ten-year old mystery, fact blurs with fiction, the past collides with the present, secrets are spilled and slowly the elusive and shocking truth is revealed. 
Nothing is at it seems in the UK Premiere of Sharr White’s brilliantly crafted and emotionally charged psychological thriller. Directed by Claire van Kampen, whose play Farinelli and the King was nominated for Olivier and Tony Awards. Stars Karen Archer (best known for 4 series of The Chief), Eliza Collings (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, National Theatre), Neil McCaul (Fatherland, Lyric Hammersmith) and Rupinder Nagra (Amal).

“Perfectly paced… [a] play about hidden desires and how, so easily, we can lose ourselves.” ★★★★ The Times

'A brilliant central performance by Archer... a well-wrought production' WhatsOnStage

'Disorientating take on the slippery nature of memory'  Evening Standard

'White consistently pulls the rug from underneath the audience’s feet'  Time Out

'Karen Archer gives a fine performance… showing rage, perplexity and confusion at a world that no longer makes sense to her'  The Guardian

'The writing is compelling' The Stage

'A formidable and absorbing production' ★★★★ LondonTheatre1

'An important, gripping and insightful play' ★★★★★ Sardines Magazine

'Exceptional writing' ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Musings

'Faultlessly executed' ★★★★ The Upcoming

'A brilliant cast, with Karen Archer at the helm' ★★★★ North West End

'Takes careful, methodical writing and superb acting to bring a thaw into these lives and reveal the emotional anguish that both of the characters are suffering'  The Reviews Hub

'A compelling and moving story'  Broadway World UK

"Eliza Collings inhabits a number of roles… bringing a combination of humour, understanding and versatility, with support from Rupinder Nagra"  ★★★★★ Musical Theatre Musings