7th June 2021

By Tom Ratcliffe

Commission by Harlow Playhouse


‘This. What I’m feeling means you meant something. That you continue to mean something.
That the feeling we shared. Share. Is real.
I never want that to go away.
When that goes away you won’t be close anymore.’

**** ‘Engaging and important’ - The Stage on Ratcliffe’s VELVET

Sam’s life is completely devastated by the sudden, unexpected death of his fiance Noel. Left alone with his fractured mind, Sam works tirelessly to keep Noel close to him as he wrestles with his guilt and anger at the world. But when Sam stumbles upon new scientific theories about consciousness and our very existence, he is convinced there is a way to really see Noel again.

**** ‘Ratcliffe is proving to be a significant new voice in LGBTQ+ theatre.’ - Reviews Hub on Circa

Harlow Playhouse presents this reading of new work by emerging talent Tom Ratcliffe (VELVET, Circa) directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair. Wreckage is a touching and emotional two-hander about learning to live with a loss that can never be resolved.


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