A Stay Of Execution by Robert Hall at Barons Court
Arch Theatre Productions presents A Stay Of Execution, by Robert Hall, directed by Andrew Cleaver at the Barons Court Theatre, a fringe venue in West Kensington, from 17 to 29 April 2012.
Set a against the background of the French Revolution. Maurice, is an old man in 1834, haunted by horrific nightmares and apparitions about his escape from France 40 years earlier. Eventually, we witness the cause of his nightmares. As a young Paris doctor in 1794, Maurice befriends Gabriel, another fugitive wishing to escape the city and they follow an escape plan devised by one of Maurice’s patients. To do this without detection, they must collect a series of pages torn from a diary, which have been left all over the city. They follow the trail, via a coffeehouse, a market place and a theatre, before they end up in a churchyard where all is revealed to be ... not what it seems.