Relish a tense and riveting play about social inequality and artistic responsibility. A story that explores both extremes, Mouthpiece delves unapologetically into the relevant questions about appropriation, which is all the more relevant currently. Savor a poignant, yet introspective story about two individuals, battling their own difficulties.
Why Watch Mouthpiece
Following a critically acclaimed run at the Traverse Theater in 2018, Mouthpiece promises to enrapture audiences and critics alike. Written by Kieran Hurley, the award-winning writer of Beats, Mouthpiece tackles the age-old question of every playwright and storyteller: do they have the right to tell someone’s story, especially without them knowing? Filled with an alarming frankness and humor, Mouthpiece explores the complicated relationship of a self-proclaimed failed writer and a teenage artist. Both MacDonald and McIntosh are spectacular in the play, one portraying the exploitive and empathetic adult, the otherwise and exploited teenager. The director, Orla O'Loughlin cleverly paces the story, and the irony can be seen unfolding. The lighting design by Kal Fischer is breathtaking and is especially noticeable when a projection is used to highlight the intimate moments shared by the lead character with his sister.
Libby passes her time hopping from one cafe to the other in New Town. She claims to be a writer and hopes to make it big.at some point. Declan, a talented teenage artist suffers from numerous issues at home and is unable to live up to his potential. One evening at Salisbury Crags, Libby walks into an alley, and Declan pulls her back to safety. The pair strike up an unlikely friendship, although they are vastly different from each other. Soon enough, Libby makes a breakthrough by identifying a weak point in her writing, and she might be able to salvage her writing career. This breakthrough, however, comes at a price. Can Libby use the story of Declan’s difficult life and upbringing to finally rebuild her disintegrating career? Can she exploit her friend to make leeway in her writing career as she elects to become the figurative mouthpiece of Declan’s life?
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Know Before You Go
This production is suitable for guests over the age of 16.
The Soho Theater has a seating capacity of 160.
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Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.
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Soho Theatre, 21 Dean St Soho, London, W1D 3NE