The Cockpit Theatre

Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH GB


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The Cockpit Theatre

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Booking until: Sunday, 24 September 2017

Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)

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Booking from:
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Booking until:
Sunday, 24 September 2017

Running time:
90 minutes (no interval)

Evolutionists tell us that we’re just trying to spread our genes. Economists tell us that all we do is maximize our self-interest. Psychologists tell us that we just want to get laid. But is it true that we only act on narrow material desires or do our wider spiritual beliefs still count for something?

It is an average Thursday morning at ‘The Gate’ in Wapping and, like every first-born child in the generations before her, Eve is guarding it carefully. It’s going to be a busy day- there are four new appointments booked in. The trouble is none of the clients knew they were coming… because to reach the gates you have to be dead.

“I mean… I sort of hoped the pearly gates story was true-ish where I could finally have curly hair and be into fitness and classical music and eat Philadelphia toast in the clouds with my other angel pals. But now I’m here and this is- I’m questioning everything I ever believed in.”

Following on from the acclaimed success of Predrinks/Afterparty, which The Sunday Times hailed for ‘Nailing the comic timing and delivering laughs at every turn’ Deadpan Theatre return with a poignant and witty story of love and loss that asks what really happens to us after we die, what we leave behind and what we will become.

Review: GATE at the Cockpit Theatre

18 Sep 2017 by Daniel Perks in Reviews

gate.jpg The waiting room after death resembles a doctor’s reception room in Alex Berry’s design – Joe Price’s flickering lighting design showcases it as a bit rundown and in need of some TLC. It fits the current public sector in many ways, as those that enter prepare themselves for their interview to determine where to go on to. Upstairs or downstairs are the choices that receptionist Eve (Emma Dennis-Edwards) gives the new patients/ applicants. Dennis-Edwards is ballsy and blunt, a stereotypical administrator who is more concerned with what to have for lunch than the fate of the people that pass through the doors.

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The Cockpit Theatre
Gateforth Street, London, NW8 8EH GB

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  • Capacity: 240
  • Year built: 1970