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Alcoholism, Declarations of Love and a Mid Life Crisis

The Dust Behind The Door

Finding The Will and Tortive Theatre

Jules Hobbs

We are halfway through the series of live streams from Finding The Will and Tortive Theatre and once again Jules Hobbs is back in the hot seat. The Dust Behind The Door takes a wry look at the tangled web involving various characters from A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Hermia shares intimacies and secrets 25 years on from that night in the woods. Over a cuppa in Hermia's kitchen we soon discover that her life is not a bed of roses, although seemingly happily married to Lysander, Hermia is chief carer for her elderly father who spends his days watching fairies in the garden. Best friend Helena has hit the Ouzo having not found the contentment she sought with husband Demetrius, while Hermia herself begins to question her own marriage to kind and solid Lysander following Demetrius' shock declaration of undying love for her. Offering the audience a wonderful familiarity Jules is simply captivating as she shares the intimate details of Hermia's daily trials and tribulations laying bare the latest Athens’ gossip along with Hermia’s own confused thoughts and feelings. How should she respond to Demetrius' unexpected declaration? What can she do to wean Helena off her addiction to alcohol? Is her father really seeing fairies in the garden every day? How can she spice up her marriage during a mid life crisis? Finally, where did that robin come from? Next week’s talking head is Richard Curnow in The Whirligig Of Time when he visits Twelfth NIght - Malvolio seethes over his public humiliation and plans delicious revenge. Book your tickets via www.tortivetheatre.com Discover more about Finding The Will –


Sheila Vanloo

January 2021

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