We're not playing Grandmother's fucking Footsteps, mate! Stay away, or I'll jump!
Midnight at the Dartford Crossing; Roland's settled in for another thrilling night supervising the toll machines; Andrea's pretty sure she's come to kill herself. Neither of them wants to be there. Both think the other's crazy. Still, it's nice to have company.
Two strangers on a bridge in the dead of night, a game of dominoes, and a value ready meal - HighTide Escalator playwright Vinay Patel's new play explores humanity, desperation and hope.
Following on from the success of his debut play, True Brits, which premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Free Fall was Vinay Patel's first full-length play to be staged in London.
Vinay Patel, one of HighTide's writers on attachment 2014, studied for an MA in Writing for Stage & Broadcast at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with distinction in 2011. Since then he has won competitions run by IdeasTap, the BBC, the National Youth Theatre and Shine Drama. He has had work performed at the Bush Theatre, Theatre503, RichMix and the HighTide Festival amongst others. His play, Bump, ran at the Brockley Jack Studio in May 2013 as one of the winners of Write Now 4, while True Brits premiered at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.