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Credits Mariano Gobbi

Gio's never felt accepted. Not really. Not by his parents, his teachers or his peers...

so, would anyone care if he just disappeared? Probably not, he figures.
When Mirko discovers his missing classmate he feels conflicted. As Gio enlists him as an accomplice, convincing him to preserve his secret despite the media frenzy over his disappearance, the boys embark on an unexpected journey. A modern story of self-discovery and acceptance, the boys actions set in motion a series of dramatic consequences...

Hide and Seek shines a light on bullying, homophobia and the power of social media, exploring how discriminatory voices can deeply impact young minds.

Hide and Seek is present at Park Theatre from 12 to 30 March 2024 in association with KIT and Lorenzo Mannelli.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Engaging and exciting led by its pressing and urgent questions.’ London Theatre Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  ‘An incredibly thought-provoking show that left the audience speechless…will stick with me for a long time' Stage To Page

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A gut-punch work. Dispassionate response is an impossibility.’ Lost in Theatreland 

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Shocking and darkly comic... a play which is sharply contemporary and yet completely universal’ Broadway World

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Powerfully profound... Hide and Seek is an important voice that speaks to many's personal experiences’ Adventures In Theatreland

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A real testament to exciting new writing, a brilliantly well-constructed meditation on fantasy and reality’ The Spy in the Stalls

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Two outstanding actors... in a stellar performance’ Curtain Call Reviews

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A poignant exploration of self-acceptance amid adversity... fearlessly confronts prevalent issues among youth’ Operation Live Theatre

⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Bold and unflinching’ LondonTheatre1

‘Rossi compellingly explores the difficulties of achieving self-acceptance while battling repression and discrimination.’ The Stage

‘An absorbing two-hander… Very highly recommended.’ Fringe Review

‘The actors, both excellent... consistently engrossing and equally disturbing.’ The Reviews Hub 

‘A naive juvenile romance… morphs into a critique on the weakness of others’ London Box Office

Loris Scarpa and Nico Cetrulo in Hide and Seek , Park Theatre, March 2024

Credits Mariano Gobbi

Originally ​written by Tobia Rossi in Italian with the title Nascondino, the play won the 2019 Mario Fratti Award at In Scena! Italian Theater Festival and in May 2022 Kairos Italy Theater and The Tank produced the Worldwide premiere of the English translation at The Tank NYC, translated and directed by Carlotta Brentan.

HIDE and SEEK was presented in London at VAULT Festival under the patronage of the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in London.


For Park Theatre Production special thanks to Il Circolo - Italian Cultural Association, The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK, Com.It.Es di Londra and BIS - British Italian Society, Gendered Intelligence, Mosaic Trust, Laura Caparrotti and Lorenzo Mannelli and the many supporters from our crowdfunding campaign: Matt Abrams, Federico Zanni, Manan Joshi, Roberta, Sarah Burrell, Nicola, Elena Borelli, Adryan Gerrits, Angela Xavier, Rick Koster, Fabrizio Gentili, Daniela Cattana, Giovanni Tardini, Suko Akulin-Lidert, Carol Dickey, James, Davide Ienco, Marco Iacomelli, Robert Rayner, Marco Iacomelli, Utpal D.


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