Hidden is a darkly comic story of six characters, their secrets and the intriguing puzzle of how they interweave and unravel in a modern urban world. Hidden peels back the skin and explores the inside.
Meet Claire, searching in her bagging area.
Meet Gareth, wrestling over breakfast.
Meet Cara, wondering if she's value for funny.
Meet James, breaking the rules on the ten past eight.
Meet Nina, crossing the thin blue line.
Meet Colin, knowing it's wrong, but he just can't help himself.
Meet what happens when they meet each other.
Hidden explores secrecy and honesty, and how much of ourselves we reveal to others. The lives of six characters form a web of connections, from a fellow commuter, to a work colleague, to a partner. The consequences of openness, or lack of it, in these relationships unfolds in front of your eyes.
Set against the backdrop of a modern, technologically connected and publicly exposed world where, ironically, isolation and disconnection on a more human level are keenly felt. It contains themes of body image, sexuality, procreation, communication, fidelity, domestic abuse and mental health, but these are all subtly embedded in the narrative of the characters. It is a humorous and heartfelt snapshot of modern living.
The characters are ordinary, recognisable people with the same fantasies, dreams and fears as the rest of us. They are very human – flawed, but lovable. Everyone will find a character they have an affinity with. The brilliantly subtle interweaving of stories leaves the audience realising connections long after the play has finished.
Hidden is a unique piece of theatre by two talented emerging writer/performers. Each actor plays three characters, with impressive versatility and effortless transitioning between roles. Hidden skilfully blends laugh-out-loud observational humour, with genuine poignancy and insight.
We are currently scheduling a national tour for Spring 2014, if you are interested in programming Hidden, please do drop us a line via the contact form, we'd love to hear from you.