Three people travel across the American Frontier in pursuit of an outlaw they will never find. On the road, they tell strange stories about the future, about solar power plants, seances, cybercrime, and a VHS tape found in someone’s dad’s attic.
Cutting between the 1870s, the present day and the 2030s, SPUR reckons with the stories we tell about the past and the stories we use to build the future. It is a re-examination of the western genre, grappling with the strange, needlessly self-sacrificing masculinity at its heart. Performed in the traverse space of the Cavern, SPUR transmutates cinematic conventions and aesthetics into an eerie, uniquely theatrical experience.
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 Writer: MATT NEUBAUER
Director: JAMES NASH
Further cast and crew to be announced.