The stage features a round table, doomsday images projected on a screen, echoing the War Room in Stanley Kubrick’s film. In our Situation Room, twelve audience members are invited to become a Council of Elders to discuss the global issues of the day, as the company weave in satirical insights and spirit-lifting humour.
Adopting the characters of a bombastic general and ineffectual president, Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver of Split Britches lace this interactive piece with both playful urgency and lethargy, encouraging discussion about the political landscape. The pioneering theatre-makers see unexploded ordnances (bombs and weapons) as a metaphor for the unexplored potential of older people and hope to uncover buried resources in us all.
Part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape
Age guidance 16+
17 May 2018
Collaborative, curious and leaves you with a glow
Thought-provoking debate on ageing and unexplored potential from innovative New York feminist theatre collective
This two-hander draws the audience right into the action in a surreal yet moving look at mortality
Internationally celebrated for their off-kilter, satirical and queer performance pieces.