The Night Alive
by Conor McPherson
produced by First Knight Theatre
You only get a few goes. At life. You don’t get endless goes. Two, three goes maybe. When you hit the right groove you’ll click right in there…this is it.
Tommy is not a bad man, he’s getting by. Renting a rundown room in his Uncle Maurice’s house, just about keeping his ex-wife and kids at arm’s length and rolling from one get-rich-quick scheme to another with his pal Doc.
Then one day he comes to the aid of Aimee, who’s not had it easy herself, struggling through life the only way she knows how. Their past won’t let go easily. But together there’s a glimmer of hope they could make something more of their lives. Something extraordinary. Perhaps.
The Night Alive deftly mines the humanity to be found in the most unlikely of situations.
Reviews for this production
First Knight Theatre’s production is nuanced and thoughtful but unflinching, packed with fantastic and authentic performances. This is a rare opportunity to see The Night Alive in London – grab a ticket while you can ★★★★ Fairy Powered Productions
A masterclass in set design, combined with great direction… a fascinating show. I would recommend you get yourself to Brockley and take it in before it goes off for another five years, waiting to be discovered all over again. ★★★★ Lastminute Theatre Tickets
The Night Alive is a poignant, humorous and intriguing portrayal of five unhappy people whose lives are changed in one fateful moment… If you’re in the mood for a high quality production that doesn’t give you all the answers, The Night Alive is well worth a visit. Theatre Things
A contemplative and challenging piece of theatre. ★★★★ London Theatre1
The entire cast turn in remarkable performances but the lead actors are stand out. Eoin Lynch plays the confused vulnerability of Doc brilliantly in a candid and moving performance. David Cox as Tommy is commanding and enigmatic, while Bethan Boxall portrayed Aimee as guardedly wounded… First Knight Theatre have brought to life a blistering version of Conor McPherson’s intense and touching play. ★★★★ London Pub Theatres