Two couples meet in a hotel in an unnamed developing country. As violence escalates in a sudden revolt on the streets outside their window, the couples are trapped together with no way out. The encounter exposes the delicate balance of their inner and outer lives and leads them into a spiral of lies and betrayal. There are no certainties in Josep Maria Miró Coromina’s brilliant politically and emotionally tense drama.

“This is a writer with one sworn enemy: banality!” Esteve Miralles Torner

On Sat 8 Apr, playwright Josep Maria Miró Coromina will be in conversation with Walter Meierjohann at 15:00, tickets £3. Book tickets for both Smoke and Archimedes’ Principle see the ‘In Conversation’ event for free.

“Director Walter Meierjohann tackles the challenges arising from a scratch performance in which the cast act script in hand by simply ignoring them. He sets the same standards that one might expect from a polished show… Meierjohann does not allow the script in hand approach to limit the highly mobile production.” – Manchester Theatre Awards

“An intriguing and thought-provoking piece… [the] piece was certainly well staged.” – I Love Manchester

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  • Running Time: Approx 1hr 20mins (no interval)
  • Recommended age 16+
  • The production contains smoking and strong language
  • £5