Mr Burns, a Post-Electric Play


In the wake of a nuclear catastrophe a disparate group of survivors try to recall episodes of The Simpson's in the hopes that their shared memory of popular culture will normalise and ground them in this new human experience.
Mr Burns, a Post-Electric Play at Cockpit Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Cockpit Theatre
Started: Wednesday 3 July 2019
Closed: Saturday 6 July 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

Background


Performed by students of The Bridge Theatre Training Company with Direction from Sean Turner The Play That Goes Wrong (West End, UK tour, International), No Villain (Trafalgar Studios), Nahda (Bush Theatre) Talk Radio (Old Red Lion)

Synopsis


“Maybe there is no moral.


Maybe it's just a bunch of stuff that happened.” - Lisa Simpson.


From Homer's Odyssey to Homer the Heretic, when civilisations are destroyed the greatest stories we tell survive.


In the wake of a nuclear catastrophe a disparate group of survivors try to recall episodes of The Simpson's in the hopes that their shared memory of popular culture will normalise and ground them in this new human experience.


The stories the choose to memorialise around a camp fire will take root and form the basis of folk tales and mythology for generations to come.


Anne Washburn's extraordinary thought experiment asks questions about the very soul of humanity, why we tell stories, how they spread and what they mean to us.


'Mr Burns' brings to life a vivid world just beyond our own existence.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Gateforth Street
Marylebone
London NW8 8EH

Box office tel: 0207 258 2925

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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 3 July 2019

Closes:Saturday 6 July 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£9

Creatives


Author: Anne Washburn
Director: Sean Turner
Production: The Bridge Theatre Training Company

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