Dead Leaves | The Capitol Studio Horsham | Sat 15th Nov

Melissa French is dead. After her body is discovered in the dark of the woods, and the police delve deep into her past, Melissa’s family and friends begin to realise how little they knew her. As secrets are discovered and lies are revealed, Melissa’s life begins to be unravelled. How much do you really know about the ones you love?


Contains strong language and adult themes.

Pitchy Breath is a project-based community theatre company, open to all, staging high quality, innovative, entertaining and accessible theatre. Based at The Hawth, the company is committed to showing new work from local writers. Pitchy Breath is funded and supported by Crawley Arts Development and Crawley Borough Council.

Dead Leaves is written and directed by Bradley Barlow. Hi is a graduate of the University of Chichester and has been writing, directing and performing for many years. In 2009 he directed The Family for Archway Theatre in Horley, his debut as a writer. The following year the play was produced by Dorking Dramatic and Operatic Society where it won an Accolade of Excellence from the National Operatic and Dramatic Association. In the same year Bradley performed with Pitchy Breath for the first time in Mokita.

In 2011 Bradley wrote 143 Seconds for Pitchy Breath exploring the return of a teenage girl to a family following her disappearance as a baby. Dead Leaves is Bradley’s third play and is based on the concept of centring the play around a character the audience doesn’t meet, encouraging them to form their own opinions based on the evidence of the play’s other characters. With strong language and adult themes, the author has conducted thorough research to ensure the play is as factually accurate as possible.

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DEAD LEAVES by Pitchy Breath Theatre will be performed on
Saturday 15 November 7.30, The Capitol, Horsham

Tickets priced £10 (Disocunts: £9) are available from The Capitol Box Office on 01403 750220 and at

Also at The Hawth Studio Theatre Crawley on Tues Nov 11th.

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