There Has Possibly Been an Incident
By Chris Thorpe
Directed by Sam Pritchard
Lighting design by Jack Knowles
Manchester Royal Exchange studio & Soho Theatre, London
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Photograph: John Goodfellow

The Guardian ★★★★
“Utterly compelling… remarkable....Sam Pritchard's perfectly judged production.”

The Stage  Must See Show
“Hypnotic. An astonishingly sharp piece… Takes you on a journey that’s brutal and packs a hefty emotional uncompromising, minimalist aesthetic that lends itself to criticisms of monotony at our peril. “

What’sOnStage ★★★★
“From electrifying writing and performances to serious ethical confrontation in one hour… Both profoundly satisfying and deeply unsettling at once.”

Time Out ★★★★ 
“Chris Thorpe’s new poetry play is an oblique, unsettling work that feels like it’s come quietly out of nowhere to crawl almost to
the heart of the current political theatre zeitgeist.”
Broadway Baby ★★★★
“...remarkable and intelligent... The design and staging are particularly appropriate to what’s going on in the play - blinds run along the back of the seated actors; we’re on the threshold of something, there’s something behind them that we can’t yet see, and we’re being held in an indefinite waiting room. The scripts and the microphones add to the sense of disconnect, and whilst the mode of delivery is cold and clinical, it’s got a frightening precision and clarity; we’re detached from the immediate action of the stories but they’re being relayed to us with extraordinary force.
This is a truly impressive, difficult piece of theatre that demands a great deal of concentration from its audience. It powerfully dramatises the uncertainty of the mechanisms of change, and the tentative effects of human action and reaction upon the events of the world. It’s a play set in the present, for the present.

Photographs: Signe Beckmann