The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome playwright Torben Betts for a reading of his new play, Musswell Hill, on Tuesday, November 28th at 2:30 p.m. Betts will be joined by Lily Dorment, artistic director of the pond theater, for a Q&A. Muswell Hill is currently being produced by the Pond Theater at the Barrow Group, now through December 16th. Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the discussion will be followed by a signing. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information and for tickets to Muswell Hill please go to www.thepondtheatre.org/
About Muswell Hill:
Set in the leafy north London suburb of Muswell Hill, a dinner party turns dangerously fraught, yet increasingly comical, as the host and guests rattle their upper middle class complacency to a point of no return. Amidst this domestic disaster, an earthquake in a developing nation rocks the rest of the world. How can they justify their everyday worries in an ever more fragile world?
About Torben Betts
Theatre credits include: The National Joke, (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough) Invincible (Orange Tree Theatre and St James Theatre, London, Brits-off-Broadway); What Falls Apart (Live Theatre, Newcastle); Get Carter (Northern Stage); The Seagull (Regent’s Park Open Air); A Listening Heaven (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum, nominated as TMA Best New Play 2001); The Unconquered (Traverse/Tron/Brits-off-Broadway/UK tour, winner of Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland, 2007); Muswell Hill (Orange Tree Theatre and Park Theatre, London); The Company Man (Orange Tree Theatre); The Error of their Ways (HERE Arts Center, New York); Lie of the Land (Arcola Theatre, London/Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh); The Swing of Things; Her Slightest Touch (both Stephen Joseph Theatre); Incarcerator (Battersea Arts Centre, London); The Lunatic Queen (Riverside Studios, London); Five Visions of the Faithful (Edinburgh Festival Theatre); Clockwatching (Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond and Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); The Biggleswades (Southwark Playhouse), Silence and Violence (White Bear Theatre, London). In 2018 his latest play Monogamy will be produced at London’s Park Theatre, alongside his versions of The Misanthrope at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate and Boeing Boeing at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough. His plays have been performed around the world and to date have been translated into Spanish, French, German, Finnish, Czech, Polish and Portuguese. Torben wrote the screenplay for the British independent feature film Downhill, which was released in cinemas in May 2014. He is represented by Independent Talent Group, London and is published by Oberon Books, London.
The Pond Theatre Company presents US premieres of plays by emerging British and Irish playwrights and provides a context for those works through the revival of modern classics. Founded by an international group of actors from the UK, Ireland and the United States, The Pond is dedicated to showcasing the work of emerging playwrights whose work may have been produced in the UK or Ireland but who have had few, if any, opportunities to present their work to US audiences.