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I saw it so clearly - you and I in this house, dressed ready to depart. Framed beautifully in this mirror. It was like a freeze frame, stuck. Then the image shatters and you crumple with the glass.
Escape the Scaffold is a dark and dangerous psychological thriller set against the background of a rapidly changing world. Three best friends hunker down in their student house, forced to make decisions that will mark them for the rest of their lives. Get a job. Get married. Put down the tequila and take the money. Save yourself. Love triangle turns to murderous betrayal. Youthful idealism is tested, paranoia takes hold, and real life melts into a nightmare world. The basement is filling with water and there is a monster in the house.
About the Author
Titas Halder is a writer, director and musician working across theatre, film and music. Titas has previously been the Associate Director of the Tricycle Theatre, Resident Assistant Director of the Donmar Warehouse, Creative Associate of the Bush Theatre and a Resident Assistant Director and Literary Associate of the Finborough Theatre. He is currently Artistic Associate of The Other Room, Cardiff. His second play Escape The Scaffold will be produced at The Other Room in Spring 2017.
'Paranoia infuses every instant of Escape the Scaffold, an intense psychological thriller from rapidly emerging writer Titas Halder. A savage slice of social commentary with a broad surrealist streak... Powerfully atmospheric, genre-defying drama that deftly blends horror with dystopian thriller.' The Stage ★★★★