Matthew López’s ‘REVERBERATION’ to have European premiere at Bristol Old Vic this autumn

Bristol Old Vic has announced the European premiere of Tony and Olivier Award-winner Matthew López’s (The Inheritance) 2015 play, REVERBERATION, a funny and hauntingly human play about loneliness and longing, which will run from 2 October to 2 November 2024.

Originally staged at Hartford Stage CT, this brand-new production has now been reshaped by López, transposing the action across the Atlantic to London. The production will be directed by rising theatre director Jack Sain in his Bristol Old Vic debut.

After a personal tragedy, Jonathan has withdrawn from the world, with little social life beyond the men he meets online. When the enigmatic free spirit Claire moves into the flat upstairs, she tries to coax him out of his shell. Drawn together by a mutual need for emotional attachment, they form a connection, but the past eventually reverberates into the present, threatening the happiness they’ve found… 

In the creative team, Tony Award-nominee Ti Green (Touching the Void) returns to Bristol Old Vic to design, alongside sound designer Nicola T Chang (For Black Boys…, West End), lighting designer Robbie Butler (The Glass Menagerie, UK Tour), video designer Daniel Denton (Misty, Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios) and intimacy co-ordinator Robbie Taylor Hunt (Red, White & Royal Blue, Amazon Prime).

Matthew López said:

I am overjoyed to bring my play Reverberation to Bristol Old Vic under the direction of Jack Sain. In the years since the premiere of The Inheritance, the UK has become my creative and literal home. I am excited to be back in front of a British audience with my first UK-set play.

REVERBERATION is presented by Bristol Old Vic in association with Glass Half Full Productions.

For more information, and to book tickets, please visit: bristololdvic.org.uk/whats-on/reverberation

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