You Stupid Darkness
The Linbury Theatre
Monday 25 October at 7:30pm
Tuesday 26 October at 2pm
Wednesday 27 October at 7:30pm
Thursday 28 October at 2pm
About the show
As the world around them falls apart, four volunteers spend their Tuesday night running Brightline, a telephone hotline.
While reassuring the fears and burdens of complete strangers, Frances, Angie, Jon and Joey search for optimism and human connection in an increasingly chaotic world.
Sam Steiner is a playwright and screenwriter from Manchester. Sam’s theatre work includes Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Walrus), Kanye The First (Hightide), You Stupid Darkness! (Paines Plough/Theatre Royal Plymouth) and A Table Tennis Play (Walrus).
Hannah is a theatre director working across the UK. She was a director in the most recent Old Vic 12 cohort, was previously a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, a Staff Director at the National Theatre and Baylis Assistant at the Old Vic. She will soon be taking up the post of Resident Director at the National Theatre Studio.
As Director: Fake Melania (Old Vic), Original Death Rabbit (Jermyn Street Theatre), Carry On Jaywick (Murphy&Co/national tour), Gidea Park (Mountview), Eigengrau (Kings Head Theatre), The 11th Hour (the egg, Theatre Royal Bath), That Moment (Crescent Arts, Belfast).
Associate Director: A Number (The Bridge Theatre), Box of Delights (Wilton’s Music Hall), The Adventure (Lyric Hammersmith)
Assistant Director: Rutherford and Son (National Theatre), Dance Nation (Almeida Theatre), Woyzeck (Old Vic Theatre), Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Royal Shakespeare Company), Incognito (Nabokov/HighTide/The Bush), The Ladykillers (The Watermill)
Contains scenes of a distressing nature, reference to suicide/drug overdose and strong language.
Brooke Lena Johnson
Deputy Stage Manager
Claudia Penna Rojas
Production Sound Engineer