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The Mercy Seat by Neil La Bute


2nd – 6th May 2017- Tues to Sat at 7.30pm and Sat matinee at 3pm. £12/10.50
The Mercy Seat by Neil La Bute

Abby – Isabella Verrico

Ben – Jonathan Blakely

Directed by Alex Miller

The play is set in Abby’s apartment, 12th September, 2001.

Two planes have just crashed into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre. New York is in a state on confusion, panic and loss. Two individuals are, however, given a life changing opportunity. They have been searching for this moment since they met 3 years ago. Can they use this national disaster as a chance to escape?

The Mercy Seat looks into the lives of Ben, a (presumed dead) worker in the World Trade Centre, and Abby, his mistress and boss. This one act unpicks the integral problems of two people dissatisfied with their lives, and in need each other in hope of a better one. Will they run away amidst the chaos of 9/11? Or will Ben return to a family unsure whether he is even alive?

Tickets booked online must be collected 15mins before showtime. Cash tickets are available for 30 mins at the box office.
Over 18’s only, limited access for people with disabilities, no admittance for latecomers.


Hen & Chickens Theatre

109 St Paul’s Road

London N1 2NA

Start Time: 7:30 pm
End Time: 8:45 pm

Date: 6 May, 2017

Hen and Chickens Theatre
109 St Paul's Road
N1 2NA
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