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BOVTS Earthquakes in London

08/11/2019 - 16/11/2019

BOVTS: Earthquakes in London

BOVTS | Drama

Weston Studio, Bristol Old Vic Theatre

Fri 08 Nov 2019 – Sat 16 Nov 2019

Written by Mike Bartlett
Directed by Cressida Brown
Designed by Angela Davies

The enemy is on its way, but it doesn’t have guns and gas this time, it has wind and rain, storms and earthquakes.”

Meet three very different sisters – Jasmine, a rebellious teenager, Freya, a troubled expectant mother, and Sarah, a passionate cabinet minister.

Their scientist father predicts apocalyptic climate change, whilst the sisters navigate personal and political issues in this intimate, yet surreal story. Decades, locations and dreams crash into one another as this dysfunctional family try to make sense and give purpose to their lives.

Sweeping back and forth through time from the 1960s to 2525, Mike Bartlett’s ambitious play focusing on climate change revels in its excess, lurching from despair to hope.

An earthquake is coming. Buckle up.

Age guidance 14+

Contains themes that some may find distressing

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Nick Hern Books

 

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