Copyright Montag Press 2019

Declan Tan

Hope: A Play

“SMART AND FUNNY WITH A WICKED SENSE OF THE ABSURD...DIGS DEEPLY INTO THE LIVES OF ITS CHARACTERS, ALWAYS ASKING WHAT GOOD REALLY IS HOPE (IF IT'S ANY GOOD AT ALL).”

— DAVID L. WILLIAMS, PLAYWRIGHT, THE WINNERS AND AMPERSAND

 

Two elderly homeless men, Havelock and Ellis, work in a charity shop called HOPE, selling sticky DVDs and dead ladies’ crockery by day, in return for a place to kip at night.

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When the shop is sold off to a young couple from the City, to be converted into a yoga school-bookshop-café, recently bereaved Havelock does all he can to protect their ‘home’—and his state of mind. But Ellis, resentful about their forced, toxic companionship, has other ideas...

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