Interview in the Afterlife

Stephen is dead and not the least bit happy about it. This is his story. This dark comedy about love, friendship, custard creams and suicide comes to York throughout August, starting on the 4th at The Fleeting Arms, courtesy of local company, Off The Rock Productions.

Stephen Thornton is not enjoying life. He’s lost his job, his girlfriend has walked out on him and his middle name is Percival. Enter Farrington and Miranda. One promises friendship, financial security and a propensity to store fruit in alphabetical order, while the other offers love, support and kisses so intoxicating that they could’ve been sold at Woodstock. Could this be the beginning of a beautiful new life for Stephen? Or is life wasted on the living? Ms Hope, who has been dead for over ninety years, is determined to find out.

An Interview in the Afterlife is being performed on:
4 – 6 August at The Fleeting Arms, York
28 August at Basement Bar, York
29 August at Parklands Galtres Festival, Duncombe Park

Performances start at 7:30pm nightly and tickets are £8 for adults and £6 for concessions available from Ticket Source and The Basement‘s website.

Off the Rock Productions was founded by writer-director Matthew Wignall in 2014 to give an umbrella to his first public showcase of his own work. The company celebrates new writing and literary texts.

The company’s first work was an anthology performance of five original plays by Wignall, under the title The Five Seasons, performed in York to critical and audience acclaim.

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Off The Rock works closely alongside a dedicated team of creatives and volunteers, priding themselves on being an inclusive community. Their productions have a distinctive voice and take theatre to surreal and existential places.

Please note: this production contains language not suitable for younger children.


An Interview In The Afterlife starts at The Fleeting Arms on Tuesday 4 August, 7.30pm