Casting has been announced for the World premiere of Carmen Nasr’s gripping new thriller, The Climbers, which opens at Theatre by the Lake this June.

The story follows Yasmin and Sherpa Tshering returning from an expedition on Everest. However, a lot of people have questions. Yasmin's husband is missing, no one knows what happened on the mountain, and both people's accounts differ. Private investigator Connie tries to distinguish hallucination from reality and delusion from fact. 

Receiving its World premiere in the adventure capital of England and reputed birthplace of the British rock-climbing movement, The Climbers is described as a mesmerising and thrilling exploration of the lure of the mountains, the drive to conquer and the price of staying alive.

The show will be available for audiences at the theatre between Friday, June 17 and Saturday, July 16 2022. 

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Guy Jones, Director of The Climbers, said: "The Climbers is part ghost story, part love story, set at an altitude where life hangs by a thread. It’s about the extremes of human endeavour and filled with a cast of intriguing characters.

"Carmen is one of the UK’s most exciting new playwrights, and I’m thrilled to be bringing her story to life amongst these hills I’ve been climbing since childhood."

Carmen Nasr is a British-Lebanese writer and winner of Channel 4 Playwrights’ scheme. She has been a member of the Orange Tree’s talent development programme the Writers Collective, the Royal Court’s Writers’ Group, and is playwright in residence at the Finborough Theatre.

Theatre by the Lake Artistic Director, Liz Stevenson, said: "I’m proud that Theatre by the Lake is producing the World premiere of The Climbers, maintaining our commitment to new writing and telling stories that have a connection to our unique landscape and local communities."

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Tickets start from £10 at Theatre by the Lake and are already on sale.

The Climbers stars such actors as Manish Gandhi and Marc Graham. Who have starred in Alleljujah! and A Very Expensive Poison, respectively. 

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The following is an interview done with Guy Jones, the play's director: