The Carne Studio Theatre
Wednesday 1 June at 7:45pm
Monday 6 June at 7:45pm
Tuesday 7 June at 2:15pm
Tuesday 7 June at 7:45pm*
Wednesday 8 June at 7:45pm
* This performance will be a relaxed performance. Find out more.
The running time is 2 hours including an interval.
About the show
Having both been deeply scarred by their own parents' separations, Joe and Anne never imagined they'd find themselves, years later, in the same position. Determined to place the interests of their son Alistair at the centre of their lives apart, they split with the firm objective of maintaining amicable relations at all costs.
But a sudden change in circumstance triggers a chain of events that pushes their best intentions to the limit… Before they know it, they are both teetering dangerously close to the edge of an abyss.
Kellie Smith's play Wilderness is a searing exploration of unconditional love and of the personal sacrifices it demands.
By arrangement with Nick Hern Books
Kellie Smith is a Liverpool based screenwriter and playwright. She is currently writing on the new series of Waterloo Road and has written on continuing dramas Casualty and Holby City. Kellie has several TV projects in development and is working with Sky Studios on her latest commission. Her film The Big Day won BIFA’s ‘Best Short Film’ award and she received an RTS ‘Best Screenwriter’ nomination for the film To Know Him.
Kellie’s has had plays on at Hampstead Theatre, Liverpool Everyman and the Royal Exchange Theatre. She has written several plays for BBC Radio Four.
Recent directing credits include: Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s The Invisible (Bush Theatre); The Life and Times Of Fanny Hill (Bristol Old Vic Theatre); As You Like It (OSC & Wilderness Festival); Variation on a Theme (Finborough Theatre).
In 2012, Michael was Co-Artistic Director of Theatre on the Fly - a pop-up venue, designed by Turner Award winning Architects Assemble, at Chichester Festival Theatre - where he directed a production of April De Angelis’ Playhouse Creatures. Prior to this, Michael was Trainee Director in Residence at Chichester and a recipient of the prestigious JMK Award for young directors. In addition to working alongside Trevor Nunn, he has been associate director to Jonathan Kent, Richard Eyre, Adrian Noble and Jonathan Church.
Contains adult themes, self-harm/suicide, and exploration of family separation. Features some sexual content. Use of haze and flickering of light (Not strobe lighting).
* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist
Policeman / Cafcass Officer
Peter / Alan
Stage Manager on the Book
Technical Stage Manager
Deputy Chief / Programmer
Production Sound Engineer
Deputy Production Carpenter