First performed in London in 1973, Out Cry, an alternative version of William’s 1967 The Two Character Play, is a ‘…southern Gothic tale.’

Brother and sister Felice and Clare are actors. Abandoned by their acting troupe, they decide to perform a play. Within this play within a play, the real lives of Felice and Clare merge with the imagined lives of their characters, who have imprisoned themselves in the family home after the tragic and shocking deaths of their parents.


To play with fear is to play with fire


The play blurs the boundaries between Felice and Clare’s reality, their memories and their fantasies, and in doing so creates the feeling of panic as they begin to lose control over their own destiny…


Produced by Cheek by Jowl. The British premiere of Out Cry was held at the Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, UK on 5th March 1997.

Venue City Country Date No. of Performances
Everyman Theatre Cheltenham UK 05/03/97 6
Grand Theatre Blackpool UK 12/03/97 4
Gardner Centre Brighton UK 18/03/97 5
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds UK 25/03/97 5
Northcott Theatre Exeter UK 01/04/97 5
Playhouse Newcastle UK 15/04/97 4
Lyric Hammersmith London UK 22/04/97 27
Jason MerellsFelice
Sara StewartClare

DirectorTimothy Walker
DesignerNick Ormerod
Movement DirectorJane Gibson
Lighting DesignerZerlina Hughes
Voice CoachJill McCullough
Production ManagerJon Howes
Stage ManagerPeter Hooper

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