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Acclaimed writer brings Other Hands to the south west

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A play by one of the country’s most celebrated young writers is coming to The Bike Shed on 30 September, Bridport Arts Centre on 6 October and the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis on 11 October. Other Hands is by Laura Wade, who had a critically acclaimed sell-out run in London’s west end this summer of her later play Posh.

Other Hands tells the story of a high-flying management consultant struggling to bring business efficiency to her personal life. It is produced by Vital Signs Theatre, whose previous work includes sell-out London runs of Hamlet (the 1603 version), and Somerset Maugham’s For Services Rendered.

The play is directed by James Bounds, a former staff director at the National Theatre. James also directed For Services Rendered for Vital Signs.

“This play shows that we can’t fix our lives as easily as we can fix our computers,” James Bounds says. “Now that technology runs so much of our lives, it is easy to think that you can sort out a dysfunctional personal life as easily as you can mend a printer that’s on the blink. Other Hands tells a brilliant story, and our production is fun, sexy, and funny.”

The cast includes James Dutton, who previously appeared in Posh in the west end.


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