Ghost From A Perfect Place set to haunt the Arcola

Philip Ridley

Twenty years after its explosive premiere at Hampstead Theatre Ghost From A Perfect Place will have its first major revival at Arcola Theatre.

The play, orignally denounced as “pornographic” by The Guardian’s Michael Billington and hailed by The Spectator as “a masterpiece,” will be directed by Russell Bolam, following his critically-acclaimed production of Ridley’s Shivered at Southwark Playhouse.

Back in the swinging sixties, Travis Flood led a gang that terrorised East London.

Now, after an absence of several years, he returns to find his old turf in the clutches of a new kind of gang…with a new kind of leader.

Rio, ruler of a vicious gang of girls, instantly captivates Travis with her haunting beauty. But when their paths cross, a shocking story begins to emerge – one that shatters both their distorted memories.

Multi award-winning playwright Philip Ridley’s contemporary classic Ghost From A Perfect Place is a scorchingly dark comedy, where a monster from the past meets the monsters of the present.

The production will run from September 11-October 11.

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