Free Fall | Pleasance Theatre, Islington | 14th Oct – 1st Nov 2014

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FREE FALL by Vinay Patel

14th October – 1st November, Pleasance Islington

From emerging writer Vinay Patel, the world premiere of Free Fall will run at Pleasance Islington from Tuesday 14 October until Saturday 1 November

Fresh from the success of his debut play True Brits at Edinburgh Fringe and marking his first London run, Patel’s hard-hitting new show explores humanity, desperation and hope as two strangers meet at the Dartford Crossing at midnight; one settled in for a night supervising the toll machines, the other intent on suicide. This multi-layered two-hander stars Maynard Eziashi and Molly Roberts.

They try to get you to make little changes, little things to get you by. Routines. Pills. But they aren’t enough, it’s too little paint over too many cracks.

Highlighting the complexities of mental health, loneliness and the impact of technological change, Free Fall charts an encounter between twenty-three year old Andrea and forty-seven year old Roland, whose lonely existences bring them unexpectedly together. Free Fall is directed by Bethany Pitts fresh from her Fringe First, Herald Angel and Stage Award for Spine at Underbelly/Soho and produced by the acclaimed Poleroid Theatre in association with Healthy Living Centre Dartford.

Poleroid Theatre works to discover and craft the contemporary image of young emerging artists in the UK and give new talent a platform through the creation of eclectic, fast-paced, immediate theatre.


Cast & Creatives

Maynard Eziashi – Roland
Molly Roberts – Andrea

Writer:  Vinay Patel
Director: Bethany Pitts

Sound and Music: Jon McLeod
Designer: Petra Hjortsberg
Producer: Chris Snow


Free Fall performed at the

Pleasance Islington, Carpenters Mews, North Road, London, N7 9EF

Official Pleasance Website

Tickets are available priced £10 – £12
from the Pleasance Box Office, or
telephone :
020 7609 1800

Tuesday 14 October – Saturday 1 November
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7.45pm, Sundays 5pm



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