"I'm not prepared to be the minister who consigned Nelson's column to the North Sea"
Massive flooding has already destroyed Bristol and now threatens to sink the UK, from its coastline to its capital. We see these events chiefly through the eyes of a bright young climatologist, somewhat reluctantly recruited by an increasingly desperate, newly elected Tory Government. Putting his case to Whitehall ministers, our protagonist finds himself the victim of departmental rivalries and cautious advisers; when action is finally taken, will it be too late to avert a national crisis? First performed in 2009 at the Bush Theatre, Resilience is genuinely chilling in its prediction of events that have happened since, and even more so as a prediction of a not unrealistic future.
"Resilience [...] for sheer emotional intensity, has no rival on the London stage"
"the playwright Steve Waters combines the satirical scariness of J G Ballard with the silken argufying of Bernard Shaw or David Hare: it's a total bust as the Antarctic glaciers melt and Skegness is threatened with extinction"
at the Welsh Church Hall
In advance £8 (£5 concessions)
On the door £9 (£6 concessions)
Special rate for parties*
Fri 20th May 2016, 8pm
*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door
|Christopher Casson||Tom Spencer|
|Colin Jenks||Stephen Balchin|
|Tessa Fortnum||Elizabeth Braithwaite|
|Will Paxton||Matthew Pert|
|Sarika Chatterjee||Emily Carmichael|
|Assistant Director||Tom Cannon|
|Stage Manager||Sofia Serrano|
|Lighting Design||Moses Wootten|
|Lighting Operation||Moses Wootten, Steve Wess|
|Sound Design||Steve Wess|
|Sound Operation||Steve Wess, Tom Cannon|
|Set Design and Construction||Steve Cahill-Hayes|
|Front of House Management Team||Julie Rickwood, Cathy Love|
|Publicity Assistant||Jessica Irwin|