Loneliness, loss and connection explored in romantic play

Loneliness, loss and connection explored in romantic play

Don’t miss out on the final couple of performances of the tragicomic, physical theatre piece ‘Vacancy’, which can be seen at the Alexander Bar on Strand Street until Saturday, June 11, at 7pm nightly.
Created by Richard Wright-Firth and 2016 Fleur du Cap nominee Candice van Litsenborgh, the production tells the story of Gavin and Eleanor, who live on the fourth floor, across the street from a park. Eleanor likes French music, her Ginseng Ficus bonsai tree, “Ginny”, and re-reading her favourite books in the park. She lives with a girl she found on Gumtree. Gavin likes Nik-Naks and listening to his neighbour’s music through the walls. He lives with his best friend – a beagle named Ian. ‘Vacancy’ is the story of the quiet romance between two very shy and lonely people, who have never met.

Real life couple Wright-Firth and Van Litsenborgh perform together in this romantic tragicomedy about loneliness, loss and connection. The show explores the power of non-verbal communication.
Van Litsenborgh was nominated for both Fleur Du Cap and Naledi awards earlier this year for her winning performance as Aubrey in ‘Little Shop of Horrors’. She was most recently seen in ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’.

Wright-Firth can currently be seen playing Muldoon on the Starz International TV series, ‘Black Sails’. He was also a member of the BBC’s famed radio drama company as well as being a lecturer and director at Italia Conti Academy of Dramatic Arts in London – one of the most prestigious drama schools in the world.

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