Christopher Shinn's


Christopher Shinn

Vik Sivalingam

The Sainsbury Theatre

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Friday 8 April at 7:30pm
Saturday 9 April at 2pm
Monday 11 April at 7:30pm*
Tuesday 12 April at 2pm
Wednesday 13 April at 7:30pm

* This performance was a relaxed performance. Find out more.

The running time is approximately 2 and a half hours, plus an interval.

About the show

'Go where there's violence.

Silicon Valley. The future. A rocket launches. 

Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way.'

Christopher Shinn (b. 1975) is an American playwright from New York. His plays include Now or Later (shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Play), Dying City (Pulitzer Prize finalist), Where Do We Live (winner of an Obie in Playwriting), An Opening In Time, Teddy FerraraPickedFourWhat Didn't HappenOn the MountainOther People, and The Coming World. His adaptation of Hedda Gabler premiered on Broadway (American Airlines Theatre), and he has written short plays for Naked Angels (Democracy Project), the 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Bush Theatre (Sixty-Six Books), and Headlong (Decade). His work has been premiered by Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Playwrights Horizons, the Vineyard Theatre, South Coast Rep, the Goodman, the Royal Court, and the Soho Theatre, and later produced around the world. Christopher Shinn’s awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship in Playwriting, a grant from the NEA/TCG Residency Program, an Obie in Playwriting and the Robert Chesley Award.

Vik received his MFA in Theatre Directing from Birkbeck, University of London and his PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare from The University of Warwick (in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company).

Vik has been associated with LAMDA since 2015 as a freelance director. In his current position, he directs and teaches across a range of LAMDA’s acting programmes. Public productions directed include RotterdamIn Arabia We’d All Be KingsWild HoneyPoshMacbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Professional directing credits include the UK premieres of The Ice Cream Boys by Gail Louw, There or Here by Jennifer Maisel, Home by Sam Art Williams and Half and Half- The Curry Musical by Tim Reilly. International directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing in NY and The Tempest at the Rio Olympics.

Contains discussions of sexual abuse including a minor, references to mental health and depression, substance abuse, racism, gun violence and cancer.

Creative Team

Vik Sivalingam

Assistant Director
Baris Arman

Hannah Wolfe

Lighting Designer
Jahmiko Marshall

Sound Designer
Owen Crouch


Elijah Cook 

Dean of College / Chris 
Alexandre Costet-Barmada 

Tom’s Mother / Middle Aged Woman / Tracey 
Amber Grappy 

Sheila / Kate 
Kira Guess 

Mark Hannah  

Tom’s Father / Middle Aged Man 
Sam Howard-Sneyd 

Ethan Hughes 

Anna / Luke’s Mum 
Brooke Lena Johnson 

Anthony Nyro 

Dhruv Ravi 

Manager / Dan 
Imani Yahshua 

Law Enforcement Officer / Shooter 
Jerome Yates   

Production Team

Company Manager
Josephine Lea Fadani

Production Manager
Brent Tan

Stage Manager
Tom Smith

Deputy Stage Manager
Sophia Markou

Assistant Stage Managers
Erin Blake
Lily O’Connor

Chief LX
Emily Compton

Deputy LX / Programmer
Marcus Grove

Lighting Crew
Chloe Alexander
Summer Collier
Kit Fowler
Charlotte Owadally

Production Carpenter
Stephanie Siraut

Deputy Production Carpenter
Alyssia Jones

Production Sound Engineer
Kirsty Robson

Deputy PSE / Stream
Avery Elliot

Sound Assistants
Jacob Eckardt
James Imber

Construction Crew
Ciara Brady
Abhinav Mishra
Poppy Morley
Ash Orhan-Pennell

Costume Supervisor
Kiera Fox

Inside the Rehearsal Room