Hide and Seek at Park Theatre, 12 – 30 March.

Hide and Seek at Park Theatre
Hide and Seek rehearsals at Park Theatre

A teenage boy disappears to a secluded cave to escape social discrimination and bullying in an award-winning Italian drama. Written by Tobia Rossi, translated and directed by Carlotta Brentan, Hide and Seek plays at Park Theatre, 12 – 30 March.

Gio’s never felt accepted. Not really. Not by his parents, his teachers or his peers… so, would anyone care if he just disappeared? Probably not, he figures.

When Mirko discovers his missing classmate he feels conflicted. As Gio enlists him as an accomplice, convincing him to preserve his secret despite the media frenzy over his disappearance, the boys embark on an unexpected journey. A modern story of self-discovery and acceptance, the boys actions set in motion a series of dramatic consequences…

Hide and Seek shines a light on bullying, homophobia and the power of social media, exploring how discriminatory voices can deeply impact young minds.

Hide and Seek is a gay play at Park Theatre in London.

It’s official… Hide and Seek is in the building!

Rehearsals have kicked off and the @parktheatre gang have warmly welcomed Hide and Seek into their new home for the next few weeks. Sneak a peek at the team in Rehearsals.

Hide and Seek Cast

Gio Loris Scarpa Mirko Nico Cetrulo

This production transfers from VAULT Festival 2023 where it was first performed in front of a British audience. 

Review (from VAULT Festival production)

★★★★★ ‘A gut-punch work. Dispassionate response is an impossibility.’ Lost in Theatreland 

★★★★ ‘The piece twists and turns unpredictably with thought-provoking observations and a heartbreaking foundation. This is a company to watch.’ Broadway World  

★★★★ ‘One of the best shows of this year’s VAULT Festival, keeping the audience on the edge of their seats for 75 minutes. It’s one of those plays that will stay with you for a long time.’ London Theatre Reviews 

Director and translator Carlotta Brentan told QX, “Hide and Seek is a savage and – unfortunately – incredibly topical rollercoaster of a play. Its teenage protagonists, Gio and Mirko, challenge each other to examine the prejudice, careless cruelty and homophobia that persist unchecked in their small Italian village, and which are all too universal to this day. Tobia Rossi’s light touch, the humour and paradoxical innocence of his characters, seduce us into opening our hearts to these heavy subjects. While the action occurs entirely within a dark, secluded cave, the questions Hide and Seek asks are far-reaching and necessary; the time to have these conversations is now.”

Tobia Rossi is one of Italy’s foremost playwrights. Hide and Seek won the 2019 Mario Fratti Award at In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY. The worldwide premiere of the English translation was presented in May 2022 at The Tank, NYC. 

Tickets: https://parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/hide-and-seek

Hide and Seek runs from 12 to 30 March at Park90, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP, United Kingdom.

Tobia Rossi, writer of Hide and Seek, talks about growing up queer in norther Italy.

Running Time: 85 mins approx | Suitable for ages 15+

Preview: 12 – 14 March. Mon – Sat evening 7.45pm, Thurs and Sat matinees 3.15pm

Audio described Fri 22 Mar 7.45pm with touch tour at 6.45pm | Relaxed Mon 25 Mar 7.45pm.

£25 – £15 (standard), £9 (access), £10 (Park Up 16-26 years, throughout the run 

www.parktheatre.co.uk | 020 7870 6876*

* Telephone booking fee of £3 per transaction applies. All ticket prices are inclusive of a £1.50 building levy. 

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