Nottingham Playhouse on track for train thriller, Wreck, this September

I’m telling you what happened! But you don’t – no one believes me.

An easy-going Nottingham lad boards a train, fresh from visiting his girlfriend. His world is flipped upside down when the train never completes its journey.

As first impressions derail and his stories of what happened veers off course, can we trust him to lead us to the truth? Can we trust ourselves to see it?

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Fifth Word are staging Toby Campion’s edge-of-your-seat thriller, Wreck, directed by Alexandra Moxon, at Nottingham Playhouse this September.

Wreck is a tense, fast-paced, drama about a young man suddenly thrust into the most desperate of circumstances.

Written by Leicester poet Toby Campion, winner of the 2015 Fifth Word Most Promising Playwright Award, this emotionally raw thriller will challenge your perceptions of our world and the stories behind the headlines.

Alexandra Moxon, making her directorial debut at Nottingham Playhouse, said: “I am delighted to be back in my home town Nottingham after a year away training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

“I feel incredibly fortunate to be welcomed back to Nottingham Playhouse to direct my first piece of work, since completing my MA in Directing, and I am very much looking forward to returning to the Playhouse.”

Playwright, Toby Campion said: “I amvery excited that Wreck is being put on at Nottingham Playhouse.

“Wreck was the first play I ever wrote. The idea came to me when I was travelling by train back from Edinburgh, where I was living at the time, to Leicester, where I grew up.

“The play deals with grief, suspicion and fear through the story of one young man who is caught up in a situation beyond his control, in which he becomes more and more embroiled.

“I hope to take the audience on a journey, one which is as gripping and unpredictable for them as it is for our protagonist who narrates it.”

Wreck runs in Nottingham Playhouse’s Neville Studio from September 20-30.

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