A brand new play by York-based novelist Tim Murgatroyd will have its premiere in York this month.
Sea Stones is a story of four people – two fathers, two daughters – brought together one night in a lonely house by the sea.
Each is confronted with the consequences of the past and they face escalating tests to their relationships. Tests that might cost them not only their dearest hopes and loves, but their very lives.
Sea Stones is at Theatre@41, Monkgate, from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 November.
Tim Murgatroyd, who was brought up in Yorkshire and now lives in York, is the author of several novels of historical fiction, a dystopian series, and his latest novel, The Electric is set in the glamorous world of silent cinema.
Sea Stones is his first play.
It is being brought to the stage by Lumar Productions, along with stage and film director Martin Handsley. The cast features Mick Liversidge as Phil, Raqhael Harte as Sophie, Ian Giles as Ratko and Polina Bielova as Jana.
Director Martin Handsley, said: “I was immediately captivated by the compelling story of Sea Stones. This play delves into the intricate tensions and dynamics between fathers and their daughters, a theme that resonated deeply with me as I am the proud father of three girls.
“This is also a story about how history never quite dies. My personal experience as an aid worker during the Yugoslav Civil War provided me with a profound understanding of the challenging circumstances the characters in the play find themselves in. Even in 2023, the world continues to grapple with the same issues that the play addresses. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine serves as a stark reminder war and its aftermath still haunt us.
“That’s why we’re so excited to bring Sea Stones to life on stage, setting free the power of theatre to illuminate and provoke thought about the enduring challenges our world faces.”
Tickets for Sea Stones start from £8 and are available via the Theatre@41 website.