BOXLESS THEATRE, BAG OF BEARD, GRINDSTONE AND TAKE TWO THEATRICALS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE OLD RED LION THEATRE PRESENT
Nuclear War by Simon Stephens
with Buried by David Spencer
and Graceland by Max Saunders-Singer.
3-21 March 2020
7:30pm / 3pm Matinees
The Old Red Lion Theatre, Angel
Tickets £18.50 | Concessions £16.50
Max – James Demaine
Mr. Chrichton – Anthony Cozens
A Woman – Freya Sharp
A Woman – Zöe Grain
WRITTEN BY: Simon Stephens
DIRECTED BY: Alexander Knott
MOVEMENT DIRECTION: Georgia Richardson
ASSISTANT DIRECTION: Lewie Watson
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY: Sam Heron
SET DESIGN: Anna Kezia Williams
WRITTEN BY: David Spencer
DIRECTED BY: Alexander Knott & Ryan Hutton
WRITTEN BY: Max Saunders-Singer
DIRECTED BY: Sonnie Beckett
“SIMON STEPHENS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT LIVING PLAYWRIGHTS IN BRITISH THEATRE.” – ACTING UP, 2019
“All I can hear. Are the thoughts scratched onto the inside of my head.”
Simon Stephens’ NUCLEAR WAR, a heartbreaking and soul-stopping piece for movement is revived in a collaboration between multiple award winning and critically acclaimed theatre collectives, BoxLess Theatre, Bag of Beard, Grindstone & Take Two Theatricals, accompanied by the premieres of two new pieces of theatre. An unmissable triple bill production.
Nuclear War premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2017.
“I want, one more time, to be absolutely in the moment”.
In 1943, north of Salerno, Italy, Max Spencer was buried alive.
He was the father of BURIED’s writer, David Spencer.
Its actor is his real Grandson.
A story passed across generations.
A harrowing true story, a truthful examination of the human condition and a non-linear, groundbreaking anti-war play – BURIED comes from twice Verity Bargate award winning international writer, David Spencer.
“Oxygen. Fuel. Heat. Combustion.”
In Graceland, Max Saunders-Singer’s darkly comic new piece, Mr. Chrichton, an overworked science teacher, is at breaking point, but he’s still stood in front of the class banging his head on the whiteboard. There’s something hidden in his desk, and he’s determined to teach 9D one last lesson. Don’t push him over the edge, children, he might just open that drawer…
This unique three-play production fuses the first revival of a remarkable piece of writing for movement with two new plays, which when combined ask questions about love and loss, what do we do next when faced with the devastating, the unimaginable. How do we survive the insurmountable? Where are we now, and where are we going?
Bringing together work from multiple theatre collectives and production companies to create a mesmerising and lyrical triptych, NUCLEAR WAR/BURIED/GRACELAND is presented in association with the Old Red Lion Theatre.