Edinburgh Fringe hit Hidden comes to Scarborough and Derby


The urban jungle. Six people, six ordinary lives and one thing in common. Everyone has something to hide, something they would prefer others not to know, some tiny piece of shame, something
tucked away for the sake of appearance, something … hidden.

But all lives cross and interweave, we pass in the night, meet eyes on a crowded train, click on a computer screen … we present
ourselves to the world… we connect.

Hidden, which comes to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough on May 7, and Derby Theatre May 23 delves into the lives of six young people living in the city sprawl.

It reveals an intriguing puzzle of how their paths interweave and unravel in a modern urban world.

Exploring themes of connected lives and the need for secrecy versus the search for intimacy, Hidden is an insightful and darkly witty study of modern manners.

Laura Lindsay and Peter Carruthers’ début play, in which they also perform, started life at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe before embarking on a national tour and London run.

Lindsay set up her own production company, Black Toffee, with the aim of producing high quality theatre and film which reflect modern society and challenge perspectives.

The actors met during training at Arden School of Theatre in Manchester, where they discovered a mutual love of new
writing, an interest in human psychology and a shared dark sense of humour.

The pair has since collaborated on two short films as well as Hidden.

Laura Lindsay was recently nominated for ‘Best Actress’ in the Buxton Fringe Awards for her performance in In a Land Much Like Ours.

Her screen credits include Prisoners’ Wives and Emmerdale.

Peter Carruthers runs his own film company. His theatre credits include performances at The Lowry and regional tours of the North West.

Hidden is a co-production with Harrogate Theatre under their associate artists scheme.

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