Theatre Unplugged

Unplugged Theatre

The Forecast

In a backyard near you, in the not-too distant future, four women from four corners of the globe float in mid-air.

Fleeing war, poverty and environmental destruction, they now have a new job:
Human garden ornament.

She looks like that bird.
Very grey,
very normal looking.
Not horrible like pigeon.
The kind of bird that you don’t notice unless you are looking for it.
She looked like that bird.

Tethered to their new reality (and each other), this four-way odd couple bicker, banter, and are forced to confront what freedom means to them.

Inspired by George Saunders’ story ‘The Semplica Girl Diaries’ and developed with Olivier-award winner Bola Agbaje, The Forecast teems with stories, songs, shadows, giant dresses on wheels… and women hanging by a thread.

The Messenger

Inspired by first-hand accounts.

It’s a wet Monday night on an ITU ward in London, and the pressure for beds is growing. The clock is ticking, but time has come to a standstill for the Greene family, as they struggle to make the most difficult decision of their lives.

Fear has a face.
And fear has a smell.
Sweet, pungent, and heady
It makes the mouth dry up.
It makes the pupils dilate.
It’s as strong as horse piss and I bottle it.

With stunning imagery, dark comedy and live music, The Messenger reveals a fascinating world that stretches the membrane of life, asking what is death and why can’t we bring ourselves to talk about it until it is too late.

The Messenger toured the UK in Autumn 2014-Spring 2015, and was most recently performed at the 10 year Anniversary of the Medical Research Council Centre for Transplantation in October 2017.

The Harbour

Peter –a quiet, awkward fisherman– still lives at home with his acerbic and overbearing mother. One fateful night, he brings a seal-woman home from the sea. As Sally grows into life on land, their hopes and secrets catastrophically collide in this funny, moving, and visually striking retelling of a selkie myth.

With simple staging and haunting live music, The Harbour unearths an over-fished world filled with impossible desires.

There is an order to things:
Birds in the sky,
fish in the sea.
What is certain?
The turning of the tide.

Supported by:

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logo king's cultural institute
logo medical research council
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