59E59 Theaters will welcome the US premiere of BOTALLACK O'CLOCK, written and directed by Eddie Elks. Produced by Third Man Theatre for Brits Off Broadway, BOTALLACK O'CLOCK begins performances on Tuesday, May 21 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 9. Press opening is Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
BOTALLACK O'CLOCK is a black comedy based on the life and death of the artist Roger Hilton CBE, a pioneer of abstract art in post-war Britain and member of the St. Ives School, the home of the abstract avant-guard art movement in Cornwall. Culling material from Hilton's own writings as well as interviews with the renowned artist, BOTALLACK O'CLOCK creates a stark and compelling portrait of a complex man.
BOTALLACK O'CLOCK was called "a stunning miniature; surprising, profound and very very funny..." in Time Out London's five-star review when it premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was nominated for Time Out London's Best Fringe Play.
BOTALLACK O'CLOCK features Dan Frost and Rhys King.
Eddie Elks (writer/director) trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Writing/ Directing Credits include: Mugs Arrows (Third Man), Stalag Happy (Third Man), and The One That Got Away (Third Man). Acting credits include: A Piece of Cake (Mill at Sonning), Alfie in Alfie (Blackeyed Theatre, National Tour), Stalag Happy (Third Man, National
Tour), The Dice House (Hen and Chickens), Cold Comfort Farm (Lichfield Garrick Rep), Much Ado About Nothing (Central Line Touring, Lichfield Garrick), and Mojo (Easy Eye Theatre, Regional Tour). TV and Film includes: Vikings (History Channel), The Bible
(Lightworkers Media/ History Channel), Holby City (BBC), Voyages of Discovery (BBC), and Simon and Emily (Opiate Films).
Dan Frost (actor) trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Theater includes: The One That Got Away (Third Man, St. Ives September Festival), Stalag Happy (Third Man, National Tour), Frost and Ireland (various Comedy Clubs), Durang Durang (Gilded Balloon), The Line Between (Third Man, Gilded Balloon 2007), Cabin Fever (Jim
Sweeny Players, Gilded Balloon 2006), and Othellophobia (Explosive Acts, National Tour). Dan is also one half of the comedy double act FROST AND IRELAND.
Rhys King (actor) trained at the Guildford School of Acting. Theater includes: Romeo and Juliet (Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds), No Picnic (McMac and the Red Bear Collective), Twelfth Night (The Original Theatre Company National Tour), The Intruder, See How They Run (Original Theatre Company National Tour), Much Ado About Nothing (Guildford Shakespeare Company), The Merchant of Venice (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Madness of George III (Blackeyed Theatre/Icarus Theatre/ Original Theatre Company, National Tour), Journey's End (Icarus Theatre/ Original Theatre Company UK National Tour), Our Boys (Young MAnn Walker, Tabard Theatre), DOIG! The Musical (Basic Theatre,Tabard Theatre), and Othello (Creation Theatre Company). Film Includes: Hitler, And Nothing But The Truth.