Theatre

Earthquakes in London

Date: Thursday, Nov 7 - Saturday, Nov 16
Venue: Bristol Old Vic: Weston Studio

Students at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School stage Mike Bartlett’s compelling drama, which spans over 60 years.

“The enemy is on its way, but it doesn’t have guns and gas this time, it has wind and rains, storms and earthquakes.”

Meet three very different sisters – Jasmine, a rebellious teenager, Freya, a troubled expectant mother, and Sarah, a passionate cabinet minister. Whilst the sisters navigate personal and political issues, their scientist father predicts apocalyptic climate change.

In this intimate, yet surreal story, decades, locations and dreams crash into one another as this dysfunctional family try to make sense and give purpose to their lives.

Sweeping back and forth through time from the 1960s to 2525, Mike Bartlett’s ambitious play focusing on climate change revels in its excess, lurching from hope to despair.

Nov 7-16, Mon-Sat 8pm plus 3pm Sat 9 / Thur 14 / Sat 16, £15. Ages 14+.

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By steve wright, Thursday, Oct 10 2019

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