Torture and censorship under the spotlight


One of the UK’s most original theatre companies is to appear at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.


Theatre Absolute will follow the enormous success of Car, Raw, and Kid with ZERO, an inspiring, hard-edged and compelling production of playwright’s Chris O’Connell’s new play, which takes an explosive and anarchic look at the ethics of torture and the curse of censorship.

Set 20 years from now and in the face of unabated nihilism, hundreds of torture camps have been created to extract information – at any cost – from those who aim to blow apart a world that is wealthy beyond its dreams.

Alex, a translator at Camp Zero, wants to tell the world of the brutal regime within the walls of the camp, but as a consequence his life is suddenly in danger. Survival is paramount, death may be inevitable, but the truth has to be told.

ZERO is a Theatre Absolute co-production with Warwick Arts Centre.

Performances take place at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, University of Lincoln, on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 October 2008 at 7.30pm.


Tickets costing £12 (£10 concessions, £5 students) are available by calling the LPAC box office on 0844 8884414 or by visiting


Tickets are also available at The Engine Shed Box Office (walk-up daily 10-4pm) and also at The Drill Hall Box Office (01522 873894) and on the door the night of performances. ZERO is suitable for an audience aged 15 and over.