Isaac Came Home From The Mountain

Monday 9 April 2018

Drama - London Fringe - Shows

Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize, Carla Kingham directs the world premiere of Phil Ormrod's searing new play about searching for a future in the dying heart of England.
Isaac Came Home From The Mountain at Theatre503

Image: Carla Kingham Productions

Isaac Came Home From The Mountain plays at Theatre503 from 9 May to 2 June 2018.

A lack of opportunity in rural England impacts strongly on young men and breeds a culture of toxic masculinity, which this production is looking to tackle with a comprehensive engagement programme with a variety of youth groups in Wandsworth and Reading.

The cast includes veteran stage and screen actor Ian Burfield (National Theatre company member, The Selfish Giant), Guy Porritt (Jerry Springer the Opera, National Theatre/West End), Charles Furness (Sense of an Ending, Sherlock) and Kenny Fullwood.

Writer Phil Ormrod originally trained as a director, spending a year at Northern Stage on an RTYDS bursary, and was co-director of Switchback.

Previous writing includes Lies About My Father (ARC Stockton, New Diorama), Homelands (Bolton Octagon) and Mary Whitehouse Looks Down from Wherever (Camden People's Theatre).

He is currently developing an original series with Kudos (Humans, Utopia).

Director Carla Kingham's previous work includes No Place Like Hope (Old Red Lion), Sea Fret (Old Red Lion/HighTide), You're Human Like the Rest of Them (Finborough), After the Heat We Battle for the Heart (VAULTS Festival) and No Border (Theatre503/Oxford Playhouse).

She is currently also developing a new musical in collaboration with playwright Jane Upton and musician Hannah Peel, and a stage adaptation of Miranda July's No one belongs here more than you with her company Footnote.


"That fire - I know you feel it. If you wanted, you could take everything …"

Bobby's out of school and out of work. There's nothing going and nowhere to go.

A job with Mike seems like everything he needs.

A steady wage. A bit of self-respect. A chance to make good.

If only it were that easy.

Driven by a dogged determination to prove his worth, Bobby makes a devastating mistake that leaves him without the hope of a future.


Charles Furness - Bobby

Kenny Fullwood - Chris

Ian Burfield - Mike

Guy Porritt - John


Author: Phil Ormrod
Director: Carla Kingham
Designer: Eleanor Bull
Lighting: Ali Hunter
Sound: Benjamin Grant
Production: Carla Kingham Productions in association with Theatre503


The Latchmere
503 Battersea Park Road
SW11 3BW


From: Wednesday 9 May 2018

Closed: Saturday 2 June 2018



£17 Adult Adv.

£18 On Door



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5 x £5 and 10 x £10 tickets available for each evening performance.


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