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No Exit (Huis Clos)
by Jean-Paul Sartre

Dates 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 June 2006 @ 7:45pm. Tickets: 10 / 8
Venue: Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Road, Clapham, London SW9 9PH.
Bookings: 020 7737 7276 | Book Online: www.landortheatre.co.uk

CAST

Joseph Garcin - Dean Lyle
The Valet - Arthur Browne
Inez Serrano - Hannah Richards
Estelle Rigault - Alethea Steven

CREW

Directed by Robin Hodges
Produced by James Limm
Designed by Chris Mounsey and Fernando de Souza
Stage Managed by Rachel Goldsmith

Lighting and Sound by Richard Hensman
Assistant Director: Alexander Gordon Wood

Dress Rehearsal
Alethea Steven, Dean Lyle and Hannah Richards begin to understand their fate.

Dress Rehearsal
Garcin faces up to eternity in hell.

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PRODUCTION NOTES

Read MusicOMH's Review of No Exit! >


Hell is not eternal fire. There are no torture devices, tridents, or red-hot pokers. Hell... is other people.

Three damned souls enter hell, all fully expecting to meet with the wrath of Satan and his minions.

Instead, they are politely shepherded into a single room together, one by one, after which the door is locked behind them.

Quickly, they realise the hideous truth of their collective situation - each individual is to act as the torturer of the other two.

Resisting this fate, they decide they must fully understand and forgive each others' sins in order to find salvation.

As each character's personal web of deceit unravels, they are all forced to face their own true nature.

The barriers come down, the denials fade, all attempts to self-justify are shot down, and the ugly truth of each sinner is revealed.

First produced in Paris, 1944, Jean Paul Satre's famous one-act play Huis Clos (No Exit) is his clearest dramatic metaphor for his philosophy: We all hold the power of choice, and with that power comes the responsibility of consequence. It is up to us to make the right choices, as we are defined by our actions, and in the judgement of our peers lies the truth of who we really are.

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