Photo Flash: Stage Adaptation of EXAM in Rehearsals at Gen-X
Award nominated Vertigo Theatre Productions is responsible for the hit original plays Numb, Rage, M, cLOOless, Christmas Sorority Massacre and the award nominated OUT!, as well as presenting the UK Premiere Productions of Die, Mommie, Die!, Psycho Beach Party and Dog Sees God: Confessions Of A Teenage Blockhead. Now the celebrated fringe company has opened a spinoff company called Gen-X and will open its new thriller Exam, based on the cult British film by Stuart Hazeldine. Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don't talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don't spoil their papers and don't leave the room. However with no question in front of them it soon becomes apparent that this test is going to be unlike anything they have experienced before, and with every one of them desperate to be chosen it’s not long before the candidates begin to turn on each other. How far would you be willing to go to get what you want? An exciting psychological thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end and have you on The Edge of your seats.
Casting includes David Degiorgio, Haydn Holden, Adele Stanhope, Andrew Marsden, Ben Rigby, Natalie Perry, Emma Wilkinson, Stuart Reeve and Lily Dong. Adapted to the stage by Gen X, Directed by award nominated Craig Hepworth as well as Richard Allen who makes his directing debut. This premiere adaptation is already selling out with an extra date already added, it will play a limited run from Sept 4th – 8th at the Three Minute Theatre so book straight away to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased by going to Quaytickets.
Photo credit: Ria Tonge
Ben Rigby in Exam
Cast of Exam
Haydn Holden in Exam
David Degiorgio in Exam
Cast of Exam
Adele Stanhope in Exam
Andrew Marsden, Ben Rigby, Adele Stanhope, David Degiorgio, Natalie Perry in Exam
Ben Rigby, Haydn Holden, Emma Wilkinson, Natalie Perry, David Degiorgio in Exam
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Craig Hepworth is a former musical theatre actor who now owns and is the artistic director of the popular Manchester Fringe Theatre company Vertigo Theatre Productions. The company have scored big hits with original plays written by him and his writing partner as well as producing, Directing and starring in the UK Premiere of Dog Sees God. Theatre is his number one love (as well as his partner of course) and if not working on a new play he’s normally reviewing other peoples plays for a UK Theatre site.Aside from his love of theatre he can be found In bars, cinemas or gossiping on Facebook, or he will be found embracing his second love....campy TV shows.|
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