The Shape of Things for St Albans’ Company of Ten

The Shape of Things

The Shape of Things - Credit: Archant

A VIBRANT contemporary play by Neil Labute gets the new year underway for The Company of Ten at the Abbey Theatre Studio in St Albans.

The Shape of Things finds sexy art student Evelyn preparing her thesis when she meets nerdy student Adam. As their relationship develops, so does Adam, who loses his glasses, lots of weight, and all his friends.

Labute asks where do you draw the line artistically and morally on issues of love and loyalty, appearance and perception in a play that delivers a twist and packs a punch.

Director Philip Reardon said: “The Shape of Things is a detailed study of the human condition, with great subtext and nuanced character studies.

“There are moments of genuine humour coupled with achingly painful choices for the characters to make, highlighting the minefield of everyday interpersonal relationships and living. The play has a seemingly simple structure which can initially hide the complexity and range of issues it raises.”

Performances run from next Thursday, January 24, to Saturday, February 2, with a matinée showing at 2.30pm on Sunday, January 27.

To book tickets go to or alternatively call the box office on 01727 857861.