brazil

writer: RONAN O'DONNELL / director: ALEX CRAMPTON
22 & 23 Oct
7.45pm
£15/12
Sun & Mon only

“This is only meant to happen on the news”

Doddy’s lost; radicalised by US bombs falling too close to home. A trade war between the US and Europe escalates; political pollution, consumer excess, desolation, pills and pints pervade.  Security’s breaking down – the terrorists have wiped out the governments, but the Hamshanker in the control room’s clocking the blonde in the biscuit aisle. Home has become a cynical wasteland where even angels flee.  When hope is a cryptic slogan and every move is caught on CCTV, how does anyone find sanctuary amidst the slums?

Through the stench of smoke and feathers, somewhere in a Scotland not far from now, Doddy scavenges for signs, for sense, and the lushes of Brazil.

Brazil is written by Edinburgh-based Ronan O’Donnell and directed by Alex Crampton (OVNV TS Eliot UK/US Exchange Award Winner 2012). It is presented by ProdUse Theatre (associate producer on the recent and critically acclaimed production of Doubt – A Parable at the Southwark Playhouse) and performed by Angus Chisholm.

★★★★ “The enigmatically dark one man performance by Angus Chisholm can be seen as a suitable pre-warning of 1984…a force of tremendous nature…outstanding” – Liverpool Sounds & Vision

“Performed with vigor and expertise, creating a powerful experience for the audience….Chisholm is an extremely talented actor” – Broadway Baby

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 1 hour without interval and contains strong language. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

river in the sky

6 - 24 Aug

Jack and Ellie wanted a family. Then one day, they lost their child and their reality changed forever. Whilst one hides in a caravan, the other visits them and together they tell each other magnificent stories. But will these stories spiral them further into grief or somehow bring them back? 

it’s a playception

8 & 9 Sept

Elise and Sirenna have written a play! They have nabbed a great space! They have secured financial backing! They have written a marketing blurb!

They are still not taken seriously.

A play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play about two women writing a play.

call me fury

17 Sept - 5 Oct

“The fire of fear is the only flame that burns bright.”

CALL ME FURY is about The Salem Witch Trials. Sort of. A feral scream of rage, this play is a commentary about sexual politics and feminism today – set to live folk music.

Like a spell: a good spell.” Lyn Gardner

the house of yes

8-26 Oct

There’s a storm brewing at the Pascal family home. Jackie-O is recovering from a nervous breakdown. Twin brother Marty’s headed home bringing a surprise. Younger brother Anthony only has one thing on his mind. And mother’s self-medicating (again). Let the games begin!
The award-winning Hope Theatre team present a rare revival of this deliciously dark comic-drama about a family living in the shadow of the Kennedy clan.

thread

19 Nov - 7 Dec

Vivian is on the verge of a career defining achievement when a shattering allegation about her famous father, now suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, threatens to be revealed. As the pressure grows around the family, the threads that bind them begin to snap. Is protecting family, more important than the truth?

booking:
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0333 666 3366
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