Where: Arden Theatre, Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham
Contact: Mary Caryer
The Arden Theatre Group presents The Collector, a tense, power drama adapted by Mark Healy from the novel by John Fowles, which is the group’s entry in Kent Drama Association’s Full-length Play Festival.
An unremarkable office clerk, Clegg, collects butterflies and has purchased a remote country house with the proceeds of a lottery win. This house must be furnished with all things beautiful, from the butterfly collection to Miranda, an art student worshipped from afar but scarcely aware of Clegg’s existence. The only solution is to kidnap Miranda and imprison her in the cellar, an obsession leading to a startling, dramatic conclusion.
Direction is in the experienced hands of Emma Taylor. Tickets are £7 (£6 concessionary) from www.ardentheatre.co.uk or Carters Newsagents, 15 Market Place, Faversham.