HAP - world premiere of a comedy by BAFTA award-winning playwright John Foster

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Meet Hap. Despite all attempts to be a miserablist she can't ever be unhappy. Unhappy at being happy, she visits Doctor Marples seeking a cure. Doctor Marples, herself desperate for joy doesn't know how to be happy. This hilarious and quirky comedy about our modern obsession with the pursuit of happiness, shows 2 very different, city-slicker women on either end of a slippery theerapist's couch. Despite the ongoing monotony of Brexit, Corona and takeaways-for-one, Hap and her doctor find, to their surprise giggles and romance in the most unlikely of places - the therapist's couch.

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Vanessa Poole

Jana Pulkrabek

Pictures by

Filip Orestes Misiak

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