The Carne Studio Theatre
Wednesday 14 April at 7:45pm
Thursday 15 April at 7:45pm
Friday 16 April at 12 noon (live streamed)
About the show
“This has escalated quickly”
There are two things to do when standing in the square of your typical market town. Buy ice cream. And watch the world go by.
But when the world comes hurtling past at a surreal pace it can be hard to keep up. Fall in love. Get married. Make a baby.
Except while that’s all happening there’s also the matter of the lightning strikes (lots), explosions (even more) and deaths (tricky to even count), and now there’s a war on.
Red versus blue.
At least the ice cream is only a bit melty.
Rory Mullarkey is an acclaimed writer whose awards include the James Tait Black Prize for Drama and The George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright (both 2014). Rory was also the recipient of the Royal Court’s Harold Pinter Commission (2015) and was previously the Pearson Playwright at the Royal Exchange, Manchester. Rory is currently under commission to the Almeida Theatre, the Nuffield Theatre Southampton and the Michael Grandage Company. In addition to his own work, Rory is a translator of Russian and Ukrainian drama, and has translated plays for the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre and the Free Theatre of Belarus.
Photos: SRTaylor Photography
Set & Costume Designer
Supervisor, The Press, Red Warlord
Owner, Sniper, Captain, Former Mayor, Red Soldier, Angel
Someone Screaming, The Press, Looter, Blue Soldier, Sal the Postwoman
Daughter, Daughter’s Ghost
Manager, Prime Minister, Speaking Paramilitary, Purple Soldier
Co-Worker, The Press, Paramilitary Army, Red Soldier, Doctor
Someone Bleeding, The Press, Paramilitary Army, Blue Warlord
Professor, Professor’s Ghost, Hotshot Reporter, Blue Soldier, Famous Actor
Emma Kaas Andersen
Technical Stage Manager (Chief LX)
Technical Stage Manager (Assistant LX)
Technical Stage Manager (Sound)
Deputy Stage Manager
Production Sound Engineer