We all come from somewhere, then we choose.
Can an assassin's career end on a dance floor? Can you kill the one person you learned to call a friend? Is it betrayal or necessity? The Peregrine is a new play by New York playwright Philip Holt, winner of the 2017 Stockwell Playhouse One-Act Festival bursary prize. Set in Argentina, the play follows Paul (Christopher Sherwood), a political fixer snatched as a child from poverty by his 'svengali' Memo (Sprague Theobald) and groomed in a life of privilege and violence. One step ahead of his own fate, Paul is sent to confront his one-time guide, Theo (Jonathan McGarrity). A tango takes centre stage as Sofia (Katie Buchholz) leads Paul into a deadly dance before she offers him a final explanation: "We all come from somewhere. Then we choose." The last word goes to Paul's tailor, Doroteo (Jackson Pentland), who is the only one left to observe the sweep of events that consumes the other characters.
Directed by Fred Gray
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