"Enthralled by The Myth of Escape; just one example of the wealth of creative performance in the region." The Observer



Production Photos

_MG_8281 (600x400)
_MG_8306 (600x400)
_MG_8260 (400x600)
_MG_8235 (600x400)
_MG_8321 (400x600)
_MG_8341 (600x400)
_MG_8253 (400x600)
_MG_8342 (400x600)

Photographs by
Alexis Photography.

_MG_8359 (600x400)

Tour schedule

The Myth of Escape on tour 2011 Salford - Hyde - Preston - Oswaldtwistle - Eccles - Liverpool - Buxton -

Thurs 7th July 6.30pm Not Part Of Festival @ Studio Salford
Fri 8th July 5.30pm Not Part Of Festival @ Studio Salford
Sat 9th July 4pm Not Part Of Festival @ Studio Salford
Sun 10th July 6pm Not Part Of Festival @ Studio Salford
19th July Tameside Festival @ Hyde Festival Theatre 7.30pm
21st & 30th July Preston Tringe Festival @ The Continental 8pm
21st September @ Civic Arts Centre, Oswaldtwistle
22nd September @ Smiths Theatre Restaurant, Eccles
7th October @ The Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

susi behind barrrs

14th & 15th October @ Paupers Pit Theatre, Buxton Opera House

In the press

"The Not Part of festival found me enthralled by The Myth of Escape; one example of the wealth of creative performance in the region." The Observer 24-07-11

"Final showdown for weird and wonderful Tringe. Tonight's highlights include The Myth of Escape. " Lancashire Evening Post 30-07-11

"Happystorm are becoming something of a brand where you don't need to know the details. You just turn up expecting something off the wall and different. This production's so off the wall it's got bars…and, apparently, it's very funny too..." Salford Star article

"Alex’s grief and Billy’s rebellion stir up moments of comic absurdity and friendship, much to the frustration of ‘The Powers That Be’. " Manchester Evening News City Llife article

"A provocative, timely piece that forges forward to ask the question we are often too entrenched to ask ourselves... are any of us truly free?" What's On Stage news article

In the wake of the anniversary of 9/11, a provocative, timely dark comedy that asks the question we are often too entrenched to ask ourselves… are any of us truly free?
Billy finds himself in a cell next to Alex. Neither are sure what they have done wrong. Perhaps nothing. It doesn’t seem to matter. Someone wanted them imprisoned and so they have been.

Everything is permitted but nothing goes unpunished.

A Happystorm Theatre / Breathe Out Theatre World Première Tour

“Enthralled” The Observer
“Truly astonishing” Large Manchester

The Myth of Escape
By Rob Johnston, writer of Rid The World (Unity Theatre).
Directed by John Garfield-Roberts, director of Theatre Uncut (Liverpool Everyman).

Funded by Arts Council England and Big Lottery Fund.

Selected for The Library Theatre's Re:play 2011 First Stage Competition.

sitting ducks
myth new flyer by helena edited

Meet the creative team

Every day in the run up to the show we will be quizzing our creative team about their thoughts, fears, aspirations and dreams.

We will be delving into the minds of the actors, director, writer, assistant director, set designer, guest blogger, marketeer and film producer.

Todays question: Why did you want to get involved in the theatre?

Click for answers to all questions.

Breathe Out Theatre

Breathe Out Theatre is a non-profit company set up by Writer / Producer Rob Johnston to produce both new writing and rarely performed plays by established writers, in collaboration with a loose collective of actors, directors, designers and technicians.

Rob's own plays have been produced in Salford, Manchester, Buxton, Liverpool, Scotland, Preston
and London.

Visit Breathe Out Theatre's website

Robs face

Rob Johnston

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player