Fragile feelings are pub theatre’s latest acclaimed offering

The Spread Eagle Theatre’s summer season comes to a close this week with a production of an acclaimed, but also disturbing, new play, Fragile.

FragileThe Katharine Street pub theatre’s partner company, Birmingham’s Old Joint Stock Theatre, presents Geoff Thompson’s chilling new semi-autobiographical drama which charts a broken man’s journey through abuse, reconciliation and redemption. Nigel Francis plays “One” – abandoned and alone, he tells his story to a tape recorder in the hope of finding peace.

Francis has previously worked with Maximilian Schell, Mathew Modine, Liliane Montevecchi, Neve Campbell, James Fox and also under the direction of Robert Altman, Kevin Spacey, Tommy Tune and Tony Kaye.

BAFTA-winning writer Thompson’s works include 40 books (published in 21 languages), five multi-award-winning films, and three stage plays. His autobiography Watch My Back was adapted into a motion picture Clubbed. He has also adapted his first novel, Red Mist, into a feature film for cinema.


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