Running from 19 – 23 April, Kelvin Players presents The Secret Rapture.

Written by David Hare and directed by Bob Harvard, this original theatre play delves into the complexities threading through family life and relationships.

When patriarch Robert Glass dies, tensions resurface between his two semi-estranged daughters, Marion, a Conservative junior-minister and Isobel, a graphic designer. They and their respective partners are challenged to respond to Robert’s second wife; a young, alcoholic, manipulative and needy widow.

David Hare’s gift for dramatic tension and balance comes to the fore in this complex, yet easy to follow, social commentary with an air of mystery. The Secret Rapture examines issues including integrity, family, dependency, decency, sex, control and the consequences of unashamed pursuit of wealth.

How will the six characters fare? How will Isobel, so unlike those around her, respond?

Director, Bob Harvard, says: “I was drawn to The Secret Rapture because of its contemporary relevance and its strong, moving and, occasionally, very funny storyline. Despite being a complex play it’s easy to follow and understand. One of the country’s best writers at his best.”


The Secret Rapture will be performed from 19th to 23rd April at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) – see for further details and to book tickets. Box office on 0117 924 0899