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Flinch is a darkly comic play about the struggle for intimacy by writer and performer Emma Hemingford.


Presented by Liam McLaughlin Productions
By Emma Hemingford

Key Cast:

Emma Hewitt

Price: From £10

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When Mark reacts unexpectedly in the face of a violent mugging, his girlfriend Jess is left with questions. Does she have the right to feel betrayed by Mark’s failure to defend her – even when the incident turns out to have been a harmless prank? As the young couple attempt to repair their differences, rom-com sparring exposes something more sinister: a thorny and unsettling discussion of gender politics that refuses to take sides.

Flinch is a darkly comic play about the struggle for intimacy by writer and performer Emma Hemingford.

is generously supported by Arts Council England.

"A promising debut that gets under the skin of a troubled relationship"
The Guardian

"Appealingly playful"
The Stage

Emma's plays have been shortlisted for The Papatango Prize 2021 and for The Alpine Fellowship 2021. A reading of her play The Rehearsal was produced by The Almeida Theatre in 2020. She is represented by Knight Hall.

Liam McLaughlin Productions is led by award-winning Producer, Liam McLaughlin. He is the Creative Director of Just Add Milk (JAM), a Stage One bursary recipient, and he currently works for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Age guidance: 14+

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Wednesday 17 November 2021, 7.30pm

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