Directors’ Cuts: Poison Unearthing wounds once silenced

Directors’ Cuts: Poison

Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Tue 14 May 2019 - Sat 18 May 2019
  • Location Wardrobe Theatre
  • Evenings

    Tues 14th, Wed 15th, Thurs 16th and Fri 17th May 7:30pm

  • Matinee

    Sat 18th May 2:30pm

  • Ticket prices


    Season Ticket: ÂŁ40*
    *book at the same time for all four shows and save ÂŁ8

Unearthing wounds once silenced

Directed by Sara Aniqah Malik
Designed by Oscar Selfridge

English translation by Rina Vergano

Tue 14 – Sat 18 May

A man and a woman
Who’ve lost a child
Who first lost a child
And then…each other

Nearly a decade after the burial of their son,
HE and SHE have broken apart. But when they
are confronted with the news that their son’s
cemetery is closing and his grave must be
relocated, they are forced to reunite. Angry,
jaded, but ever curious, they meet.

Unearthing wounds once silenced, their meeting
becomes an exercise in manipulation, a grapple
of the past, and a fight for domination.

Poison is a simple but searing play about grief,
love, and the will to move on.

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Image Credit: Katie Edwards


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its thirteenth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the third time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Creative and Technical Team

Director Sara Malik
Set and Costume Designer Oscar Selfridge
Lighting Designer Harriet Hollinshead-Lee
Sound Designer Ella Jackson
Production Manager Jon Sherwood
Stage Manager Matthew Cruddace
Deputy Stage Manager Rachel Bell
Costume Supervisor Isabel Cope
Music Composer Athenagoras Alexiou
Vocals Eva O’Hara
Special thanks to: Paul Chesterton, Katie Edwards

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Directed by Sara Aniqah Malik

Cinematography by Katie Edwards

As a student, the most important aspect of a course is putting into practice what you've been learning, and we do that constantly. I cannot recommend BOVTS enough - my showreel has never looked better! April Storm Perry, MA Screen Acting Student