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It’s summer and teenage runaways Dakota and Bede are hiding out in an abandoned quarry, buried deep in the belly of England. It’s a magical, frightening place, where youth tangles with death and dreams are forgotten. A razor-edged playground in which our tearaways can escape their past and imagine impossible futures.
In this riotous punk-play of pop culture, games and reddit folklore, the stakes keep rising. Gun to your head… what could go wrong?
Gun to your Head is the highly-anticipated full-length stage premiere by writer Simon Jaggers, ‘‘a visionary from England’s wastelands. A poet finding beauty in the broken. Gun to your Head is a celebration of a play. Like a Disco Pigs for England’s ghost hours. It’s so beautiful it’s actually ludicrous.’ (Simon Stephens, playwright)
Cast & Creative Team Shakira Riddell Morales
‘Fangirls The Musical: Workshop’ (Sonia Friedman Productions); Daize in ‘The Silence And The Noise’ (Papatango Theatre Company); Lubna in ‘Fireworks’ (The Royal Court Theatre); Young Eponine and Young Cosette in ‘Les Misérables’ (West End); Performed alongside Cush Jumbo (The Evening Standard Awards); Soloist, Alfie Boe Bring Him Home (The Royal Festival Hall).
Wuthering Heights (Sarah Goodal); Hedda Gabler (Neil Duggan); Love Lies & Taxidermy (Simon Stephens); Deep Cuts (Catherine Palmer); Zion (Suzan Mclean); ‘Casualty’ (BBC One) (Abdul’s episode won the Rose D’Or for Best Soap or Telenova); ‘The Dog Ate My Homework’ (CBBC); Shadow (NFTS), ‘If I Die Today’ (Candle And Bell), ‘The Lies of our Confines’ (Solaris 2) and ‘Natural Reward’ (COAS).
Writer: SIMON JAGGERS
(Theatre503, Soho Theatre, Bread & Roses, The Bunker and Southwark Playhouse)
Director: GIACOMO ESPOSITO
(Bread and Roses Theatre, Directors Cut, Southwark Playhouse, Hen & Chickens Theatre, The Guardian)
Producer/Dramaturg: ROSA TORR
(National Centre for Writing, BBC, Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, TARA Arts, Smock Alley, Waterstones, First Light Festival, The Garage)
Light and Sound Design: SHANE GILL
(Galway International Arts Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, New Theatre, Theatre Upstairs, Reality: Check Productions, Corps Ensemble, VAULT Festival)
Intimacy Coordinator: Abbie Grundy
(Goldsmiths, New Works Playhouse, Broadway World)