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This production has been been postponed.

New dates coming soon.

Short Memory 

by Richard Roques


A new play with live choral music.


Alzheimer’s, short selling and Handel’s Messiah


Gerald runs a hedge fund.  He is shorting shares in a pharmaceutical company which is running trials for a new drug to treat Alzheimer’s. The price goes up, he loses. The price goes down, he makes a killing. Gerald needs the drug trials to fail. But his father is losing his memory.


As George the Second stood in 1743 for the Hallelujah chorus of Handel’s Messiah, Adam, with advanced Alzheimer’s, stands and sings

Nancy:  Google my husband? Why would I google my own husband?
Gerald: Well you’ve been busy googling hedge funds Mum.


Richard’s last play at Waterloo East Theatre was `Whistleblower - the story of Edward Snowden.’
`Whistleblower is always watchable. Events unfold with a
thriller-like momentum…’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian July 2014



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Show Times:
Tues to Sat at 7.30pm 
Sun at 4pm 

Running time approx.120 mins with an interval

Tickets: £19 / £16 Concession*

Allocated seating. Strictly No Latecomers Admitted. 
*(Students: Unwaged: Over 60’s: Equity: Disabled: Lambeth Resident.)

This production has been postponed and anybody

who has purchased tickets will be contacted by

the Box Office in due course

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