By Stewart Pringle

Directed by Matthew Parker

17th – 21st November 2020

Presented by OVO


Running time: 

Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes with no interval

Performance dates:

Tue 17 Nov 7.30pm
Wed 18 Nov 7.30pm
Thu 19 Nov 7.30pm
Fri 20 Nov 7.30pm
Sat 21 Nov 7.30pm

“We’re not here forever. You’ve got to take a chance from time to time. Sometimes you’ve got to see something you like and grab hold. Don’t let it go.”

Harry feels like life is beginning to tick down, his autumn years spent quietly caring for the community he loves. Denise thinks life begins in retirement and she’s dancing like she’s still at high school. When their paths cross at the village hall, their understanding of the time they have left changes irrevocably. What do community, growing old, and falling in love really mean? And who gets to decide anyway?

Trestle is a warm hearted, funny and moving look at two retired people brought together each week as they fold away a trestle table in their community hall.

Winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize, the play premiered at Southwark Playhouse, London in 2017 and now comes to The Maltings Theatre under the direction of Off West End Award winner Matthew Parker who returns to direct for OVO following his ★★★★★ debut with Henry V.

★★★★★ “Thought-provoking, heart-warming” London Theatre 1
“A gem of a play” Rewrite This Story
“Brimming with quiet insight and sympathetic humour” The Independent
“A stealthy little heartbreaker” The Times
“Funny, adorable, elegiac, brimming with gentle humour and bursting with heart” The Stage
★★★★ “A stealthy little heartbreaker” The Times




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