In an 1838 book Edgar Allan Poe told the story of four men lost at sea. In order to survive they killed and ate the cabin boy, an unfortunate soul by the name of Richard Parker.
Forty years later, in a real life situation, four men did find themselves adrift in a boat and to survive they had to kill and eat the cabin boy whose name also happened to be Richard Parker.
Was it simply coincidence? Or something darker?
Now two men meet on the deck of a ship. Both named Richard Parker. Little do they realise that their coincidental encounter is one piece in a longer chain linking the two individuals to each other.
Two men. One name.
With its razor-sharp script this black comedy builds to an unexpected climax which will leave audiences gasping in astonishment. Owen Thomas’ Richard Parker is a brilliantly dark and witty exploration of the intersection between fate and coincidence. Don’t miss this exciting piece from the, award nominated, Bridge House team.