Edinburgh Fringe Hit STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS to Play Studio Theatre, 11-28 Sept.
Hot on the heels of its critically-acclaimed world premiére at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sheffield Theatres and HighTide Festival Theatres' production of Alexander Masters' Stuart: A Life Backwards comes to the Studio Theatre from Wednesday 11 - Saturday 28 September.
Alexander Masters' Stuart: A Life Backwards is a novel set in Cambridge that investigates the life of Stuart Shorter, a man who had been repeatedly abused and failed by society and the state throughout his life. He became a unique, attractive, but dangerous adult, who did much to campaign on the issue of homelessness. Alexander knew Stuart, and the novel is a chronicle of their friendship.
Written by double BAFTA award-winning playwright and screenwriter Jack Thorne (Skins and This Is England '86), and starring Perrier award-winner Will Adamsdale (The Victorian in the Wall, The Royal Court) as Alexander and Fraser Ayres (BBC's The Smoking Room) as Stuart, this new stage adaptation tells the story of an unlikely friendship and of Stuart's entire life - told backwards by Alexander.
One of the most hotly anticipated shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Guardian), Stuart: A Life Backwards is directed by Mark Rosenblatt (Associate Director at the West Yorkshire Playhouse), with design by Jon Bausor, lighting design by Tim Mascall, sound design byLemez and Fridel and movement from Lucy Hind (This Is My Family).
This is a Sheffield Theatres and HighTide Festival Theatre co-production, in association with Watford Palace Theatre, Dumbfounded Theatre,Underbelly and Escalator East to Edinburgh. The play was originally commissioned by Royal & Derngate, Northampton.