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Debbie Hicks & Jesse Romain in association with Kings Head Theatre and Park Theatre present the World Premiere of

The Retreat

By Sam Bain

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Directed by Kathy Burke
Offie Award Nomination: Best Male - Adam Deacon 

Luke left his high-flying City life to discover serenity in the Highlands, but he can’t escape his past. Is Tony everything wrong with Luke's old life, or is he the only one who can really see into his soul?
The Retreat is a brilliant new comedy drama written by Sam Bain, the BAFTA award-winning co-writer and co-creator of Peep Show, Fresh Meat and Four Lions, directed by Kathy Burke. Her acting credits include Harry Enfield and Chums, Gimme Gimme Gimme and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and directing credits include Out in the Open, Born Bad and The Stock Da’wa at Hampstead Theatre, The Quare Fellow and Once a Catholic at Tricycle Theatre and Smaller at the Lyric Theatre.


‘Sam Bain's comic genius is evident throughout’ ★★★★ Broadway World

‘Kathy Burke's clever direction allows Bain's razor-sharp comedy to radiate through’ ★★★★ Broadway World

‘A funny, warm and thoughtful debut play by Peep-Show co-creator Sam Bain’ ★★★★ The Gay UK

The Retreat is outrageously funny with a hidden soul’ ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘Beautifully directed by Kathy Burke’ ★★★★ Theatre Weekly

‘The Retreat is certainly funnier than any sitcom on TV’ The Reviews Hub

‘Funny and cathartic’ The Stage

‘Deacon is magnetically funny’ Time Out

‘A terrific performance from Adam Deacon’ Evening Standard


Image: Rebecca Pitt