Gregg Masuak’s Flycatcher weaves its web at the Hope Theatre

Flycatcher, a darkly comic thriller which follows a web-woven world where no-one is seen for who they really are, is set to lay its trap at London’s Hope Theatre next month.

Gregg Masuak’s dark and quirky comedy, will break your heart and make you laugh in equal measure.

Madelaine is an awkward waitress with a buried past. Mae is a forgotten grandmother, who only wants some attention. Bing is a happy-go-lucky salesman, wanting to spread the American dream. Olive is a successful but emotionally distant art gallery owner.

Their lives will come together when Madelaine tries to pull in Bing into her world.

But, when Bing sets his sights on Olive, no-one and nothing will stop Madelaine from luring any unsuspecting victims into her own psychological traps.

And so unfolds a complex and extraordinary series of events, all cunningly orchestrated by Madelaine and geared to, bit by bit, drawing them all under the same roof.

Her plotting is both hilarious and heart-breaking, but the closer they all become, the more each of their secrets emerge to cause the inevitable and catastrophic clash of identity.

Cast: Emily Arden, Amy Newton, Fiz Marcus and Alex Shenton.

They are joined by Bruce Kitchener, Susanna Claire, Nathan Plant and Melissa Dalton.

Flycatcher runs at The Hope Theatre, Islington, from November 7 – December 2.

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