New storytelling rom com for the lonely hearted to tour the UK in March and April. Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention), which premiered at North Wales’ Theatr Clwyd in July 2021 and written and performed by Yorkshire writer-performer Sam Freeman, tells the story about a chance encounter between two soulmates, how they fall in love, how they come to be apart and how they may meet again. Touring in March and April, the 10-venue tour starts at Harrogate Theatre on 14 Mar and finishes at The Dukes, Lancaster on Wed 27 Apr.

Amid deep snow and icy winds a man and woman make a train journey home. As the train becomes stuck attempting to navigate a drift-too-far, they’re brought together and fall slowly in love with each other. Surrounded by driving rain and the smell of earthy damp, a man sits on a bus. He is going to tell the love of his life that she is the one. He’s not seen her for six years but is certain that she is the missing thing from his life. In an excessively central-heated house, an elderly mother listens to the voicemails left by her son. She listens to his doubts, his dreams and his hopes. In a theatre a performer tries to win an audience with his story of love, fate, chance & hope. The story might be about him. Finally, on a sunny hilltop, a young boy sits on a bright red bike. He looks down the slope into the vanishing distance, pulls on his helmet and releases the brake.

Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention tells five stories that start separately and in isolation before gradually coming together as themes, characters, objects, words and callbacks combine in a rom-com for the lonely-hearted.

Sam Freeman trained at the University Of Leeds and HKU Drama School in Utrecht, Netherlands. His last play, Floating, about a high-dependency nurse in the NHS toured nationally while his last directorial project was Chris Chibnall’s footballing comedy Gaffer for Liverpool’s Unity Theatre.

Every Little Hope You Ever Dreamed (But Didn’t Want To Mention) opens at The Dukes, Lancaster on 27th April.




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