A new play by Kenneth Emson

30 January – 18 February 2007

“I think I can see people jumping…From the towers, the buildings. Look closely, the black dots…Falling down like leaves, without a care in the world…They look like they know they’re alive. They’ve made their choice.”

The cities burn.  The people flee.  Jim and Robert ‘ghost’ their way through the country manors, waiting for Gas to call.  Just two more houses before the coast.  Just two more stops and they’re free.  But when Annie discovers them in their latest retreat, things spiral out of control, and decisions must be made.

A play for today, Rural casts a long shadow across its bloody landscape into our own.  Both personal and political, the play explores the importance of choice and freedom in a world void of either.

“Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder’s production endows proceedings with Pinteresque menace, while William Roberts’ stage design… evokes the sulphurous town/country opposition.”
★★★ Time Out
“Rural has an uncomfortable political and personal resonance that rings true. Impressively directed by Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder, all three actors produce strong performances… Rural compels the spectator to find a light in a quagmire of darkness.”
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“Brilliant production… brilliant acting. Very intense … Timeless.”
On the Fringe, Resonance FM
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Creative Team:

Director: Hannah Tyrrell-Pinder Designer: William Roberts
Lighting Designer: Rob Stemson Sound Designer: Chris James
Stage Manager: Tine Lund Cast: Ed Fromson, Sam Millard and Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Show Calendar

White Bear Theatre, London 30 January — 18 February 2007