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Gap in The Light


120 minutes 

Two climbers make a journey, deep into somewhere they don’t belong. What they encounter in the dark feels real. What they bring back with them, into the light, will change everything. 

Engineer Theatre Collective explore what it is to be truly afraid. Blending striking physical storytelling with visceral design, The Gap in the Light traces the nightmares that disturb the sleep of our modern world. How far do we have to fall, and who will catch us when the rope snaps?

Produced with funds from Arts Council England, Gap in the Light played at the New Diorama in March 2017 to four star reviews. It was nominated for three Off-West-End Awards: Best Director, Best Ensemble and Best Producton.


Directors: George Evans and Jesse Fox 
Co-Writer: Zoe Hunter Gordon

Sarah Beaton - Designer

Dominic Kennedy - Sound Designer

Oscar Wyatt - Lighting Designer

Eleanor Dear - Stage Manager

Emily Thommes - Producer

Beatrice Scirocchi - Engineer- co-founder

Josh Howell - Production Manager


Cast: Archie Backhouse, Ellie Isherwood & Simon Lyshon


★★★★ The Stage ""Superbly-crafted… part neatly understated domestic drama, part Stanley Kubrick psychological thriller, and entirely gripping... a uniquely unsettling theatrical experience" 

★★★★ Breaking the Fourth Wall  "An experience guaranteed to stay with you long after the performance." 

 Act Drop "Engineer Theatre Collective certainly don't disappoint here with a work that is intellectually and emotionally demanding as well as visually striking. Highly recommended."

★★★★ London Theatre One  "The Gap in the Light is a uniue piece of physical theatre and storytelling with a flawless first act,"


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