This Story of Yours to be retold at White Bear Theatre

Nothing I’ve done can be one half as bad as the thoughts in your head. I wouldn’t have your thoughts.

Time & Tide Theatre probes humanity’s dark side with a retelling of John Hopkins‘ cult classic, This Story of Yours, at London’s White Bear Theatre this January.

Written in 1968, and originally presented at the Royal Court Theatre, This Story of Yours was Hopkins’ first stage play, having written several scripts for television including the popular police series Z Cars.

This 50th anniversary production will star Brian Merry, David Sayers, Emma Reade-Davies and William Hayes.

Detective Johnson has killed a man. Beaten to death a suspected child molester. His superior and wife want to know what happened. But does Johnson even understand himself?

In 1972 the film version of This Story of Yours was released starring Sean Connery and directed by Sidney Lumet. Retitled The Offence, it was critically acclaimed and is now considered a cult classic.

John Hopkins acclaimed television play, Talking to Strangers, a four-part family drama, gave Judi Dench her first major screen role and was hailed by critics as one of the most important dramas of the 1960s.

His other screen work includes the Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper film, Murder by Decree, as well as the James Bond film Thunderball.

His other notable plays include Next of Kin (National Theatre) and Find Your Way Home (London and Broadway).

This Story of Yours runs at the White Bear Theatre from January 9-27.

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