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What lies behind the Funeral Parlour’s Cold Room door? Come along to Titchfield and find out...

Posted: 18th January 2019

What lies behind the Funeral Parlour’s Cold Room door? Come along to Titchfield and find out...

The Cold Room is at times funny, at others a powerful and poignant expression of love and loss. It is the second production in Titchfield Festival Theatre’s 2019 New Play Season.

The play is written by Clare Campbell-Collins and was long listed for the Papatango New Writing prize in 2016 and Pint Sized at the Bunker 2017. Set in a Chapel of Rest where a young woman is mourning her father.

At closing time the undertaker is keen to go home but the young woman is unable to leave. What follows is an elaborate game of cat and mouse where she evades his every attempt to persuade her to go. As the game continues they reveal more and more about themselves and gradually begin to develop a bond. But, are they prepared for what lies behind the Funeral Parlours Cold Room door?

Kevin Fraser, Artistic Director of the Theatre and The Cold Room’s Director says,

“We chose to perform this play because of the superb quality of writing and the fact that it is a really interesting story, with an excellent cast. It really excited me. The Cold Room in essence is part comedy and part ghost story - rolled into one. We think that the audience will love the unusual and interesting aspects of this play – in reality there are two or three genres in this one production, which is quite reflective, as well as being very funny.”

One of the principal themes of The Cold Room is how Catherine and Jonathan deal with the death of their respective fathers, one of whom is in the room… with a surprising twist that later unfolds. 

The Cold Room opens on Monday 21st January 2019 until Saturday 26th January at 7.30pm in the Acorn Studio, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG.

For more information, please go to http://titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com/or contact our Box Office on 01329 556156.