Three people travel across the American Frontier in pursuit of an outlaw they will never find. On the road, they tell each other stories about the future, about solar power plants, séances, cybercrime, and a strange VHS tape found in an attic.
You really want something but you just can’t have it.
You’ve got something but you can’t get rid of it.
Cutting between time periods, SPUR reckons with the stories we tell about the past, and the stories we use to build the future. A patchwork western about grief, inheritance, love, and needless self-sacrifice.
Matt Neubauer is a writer based in London and was part of Vault Festival's New Writers Programme 2019. He makes work that is equal parts intimate and uneasy, mostly about love, obsession, and crows. SPUR will be the first full piece he has written to be staged.
James Nash is a director based in London. He runs the company anorak and has previously worked with Boundless, Camden People's Theatre, Gate Theatre, Volcano Theatre, and Zoo Venues. They're interested in theatre that experiments with form, space and pushes an audience's capacity to imagine.
Cast & Creative Team CAST
Sadie: MADDY STRAUSS
John: GEORGE FLETCHER
Isaac: BENJAMIN VICTOR
Writer: MATT NEUBAUER
Director: JAMES NASH
Sound Design + Composition: NAT NORLAND
Lighting Design: BEN KULVICHIT
Video: ALBERTO LAIS
Dramaturgy: HAZEL LOW
Stage Management: SUNEEDA MARUTHIYIL
Creative Captioning Consultant: BEN GLOVER
Graphic Design: NATCHA CHIRAPIWAT