Directed by Michael Grandage Bursary recipient Beth Kapila, WHEN THE SEA SWALLOWS US WHOLE is a queer love story glittering amidst the debris of erosion.
In a town on the East coast, the tide whips away harder and faster every day. Some people have months – even weeks – before losing their homes to the sea. Is this the universe’s sweet revenge for the town’s moral transgressions? Everybody’s looking for someone to blame.
Unlike her big-cat-fanatic best friend Doll, Mila doesn’t buy into any of that rubbish. There’s no way humans are responsible for the crumbling cliffs - right?
But when city girl Posy arrives on the ferry, Mila’s world view turns to shingle - and Doll begins to see a soft-footed puma prowling his hometown...
Stuck between the unforgiving sea and a community that runs on gossip and fear mongering, the play explores societal pressures on young people in the LGBTQ+ community and the heartbreak of living in a coastal town that is being torn apart by a climate emergency.
A boisterous and funny coming of age love story premiering at London’s VAULT Festival.
Charlotte O’Leary - Jacoba Williams - Jack Archer
BTS Productions specialises in producing unconventional and challenging stories. Producing work with Theatre503, the Finborough Theatre and Wilton's. They have teamed up with director and Michael Grandage Bursary recipient Beth Kapila and writer Natasha Collie to premiere this exceptional new play at VAULT FESTIVALBook Now
Writer- Natasha Collie
PLEASE WAIT PATIENTLY
(Hot Tubs and Trampolines, dir Matt Harrison, Tabard Theatre):
- “a strong feminist dynamic crackles throughout”; “a vibrant, engaging, often hilarious tragicomedy”; "female characters who really zing" **** (What’s On Stage).
- “wonderfully accomplished stuff from a young writer”; “cracking script”; “witty, bouncy and enjoyable”, **** (One Stop Arts)
- "It’s funny, heart-warming, heart-breaking and surreal, sometimes all at once... the stories Collie creates have an emotional truth." (ChiswickW4)
OUR DAYS OF RAGE
(National Youth Theatre rep company, dir Paul Roseby, Old Vic Tunnels):
4* and Critics' Choice from Time Out
"Our Days of Rage is an intelligent, multifaceted piece of theatre, which takes a visceral look at the crises in the Middle East and North Africa, while also casting a wry and eerily pertinent glance at the UK." (Exeunt)
"A joyfully cocky celebration of life in the middle of all the terror." (Exeunt)
BBC RADIO 1 STUDENT RADIO AWARDS:
2 x Gold Award winner for Best Scripted Programming
1 x Bronze Award winner for Best Scripted Programming
Judged by professionals from across the radio industry including BBC Radio 4. Judges' comments:
Written feedback from the judging panel: “Brilliant and brave”; “Off-kilter”; “Seriously brilliant. First time I've heard something genuinely new in ages. Fresh, engaging, intelligent. Thematically superb”; “Beautifully scripted”; “Gracious and entertaining”; “Can’t laud this highly enough”.
Producer Bertie Taylor-Smith
Fragements Of a Complicated Mind - Theatre503
London Pub Theatres ★★★★
'an exciting and ambitious work of vision, purpose, and delivery.'
‘A fresh and innovative exploration of a Black Woman’s thoughts'
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