No Way Out (Huis Clos)

by Jean-Paul Sartre, translated by Frank Hauser

directed by Ron Stannard

Performed in the

Maskers Studio Theatre

on

19th to 22nd November 1997


Background Notes

Sartre’s witty and powerful play Huis Clos was first produced in Paris in 1944 and is widely regarded as his best work for the theatre. It has appeared in English under several titles, including Vicious Circle a version by Peter Brook in which Alec Guiness, Beatrix Lehmann, Betty Ann Davies and Donald Pleasance had a great success almost exactly fifty years ago.

In this production we are using Frank Hauser’s translation which admirably serves the play’s brisk theatrical dialogue and intense, tightly knit action. Three people are trapped together in a room in this variation of the eternal triangle. How will they endure it ? What is the real truth about their pasts? There’s no escape from each other and no way out - or is there? In a play that is both savage and sophisticated, Sartre launches his characters on a carousel of deception, sexual jealousy and guilt.

No Way Out is established as a classic of post-war French theatre and its themes of human freedom, choice and the need to face the consequences of one’s own actions and submit to the judgement of others struck a resonant chord in France in the aftermath of the German Occupation. Our production aims to show that these themes are still relevant today and that the play can be as thought provoking now as it was in Paris in 1944.

Cast
The Waiter John Carrington Snr
Garcin Albie Minns
Ines Lynda Edwards
Estelle Maria Head

 
For the Maskers
Directed by Ron Stannard
Stage Manager Val Barwell
Set Design & Painting Ken Spencer
Lighting Design Clive Weeks
Lighting Operator Steve Price
Sound Lawrie Gee
Set Construction Douglas Shiell, Bryan Langford
Wardrobe The Maskers

 

 

click on a photo to enlarge it

×
Lynda Edwards & Maria Head
Lynda Edwards, Maria Head & Albie Minns
John Carrington Snr & Albie Minns
Albie Minns & Lynda Edwards
-
-
-
-
-
-
 
×

Thank You

Your message has been sent. You should receive a confirmation email shortly. If the email does not arrive it is possible that your email address was not entered correctly, please try resubmitting your enquiry.

Shirley's own LOCAL theatre!

Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

 Contact Us

×

Our postal address is: Maskers Theatre Company, Unit 1, Off Emsworth Road, Shirley, Southampton, SO15 3LX

General Enquiries Form

Please use this contact form for contacting us about any issue. Use the drop-down list to ensure your enquiry gets directed to the correct person.





Any contact details provided will only be used in relation to your inquiry and will be deleted after conclusion.

 Support Us

 Join Us

Join our Email list
and receive updates
about our shows

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Are you a member of Maskers Theatre Company?

The Maskers Theatre Company will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing by email. Please confirm you would like to hear from us by ticking the box below:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at marketing@maskers.org.uk. We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website maskers.org.uk/subscribe.php By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

×

 Update Contact Details

Some of our performance venues:
Maskers Studio Theatre
The Berry Theatre
Townhill Park House

View our Image Gallery

Access Members Site (Maskers Members only)