Zoo


A play about 'climate change' both in the weather and in the discussion of the female experience, our relationships to the natural world, and perceptions of a life well lived.
Zoo at Vault Festival

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Vaults
Festival:Vault Festival 2020
Started: Tuesday 25 February 2020
Closes: Sunday 1 March 2020
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


After hit runs at Assembly, Edinburgh and Theatre 503 - 'Zoo' returns to the stage to coincide with publication by Nick Hern (text available for sale at VAULT 2020).


From Lily Bevan - co-writer of Talking to Strangers w/Sally Phillips (BBC Radio 4) and writer/performer of Pheasant Plucker (Edinburgh sellout 2015) comes this glorious story of two complex, funny, awkward women.


Synopsis


Welcome to 'Cherokee Valley Zoo and Conservation Centre', where the most dangerous event to ever take place was the Tapir's caesarian section.


But when a hurricane heads straight for Miami, Bonnie rushes to keep her animals safe.


Across the world in the Yorkshire dales - Carol feels the repercussions.


However, the danger turns out to be deeper and darker than the weather.


A play about 'climate change' both in the weather and in the discussion of the female experience, our relationships to the natural world, and perceptions of a life well lived.


What do you do when you've always liked animals more than people and suddenly those animals are under threat?


How do the decisions we make in a crisis shape our destiny?


Sometimes our loyalty and commitment make us who we are ... sometimes we drink too many margaritas and go home with Ian Butterwick, giant otter expert and notorious zoo lothario.


A tale of tragedy, courage, flamingoes and the need to escape.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 25 February 2020

Press night:Wednesday 26 February 2020

Closes:Sunday 1 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑50pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑50pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑50pm

Friday ‑ 7‑50pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑50pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑50pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-50pm

Tickets


Standard:
From £16

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Cast


Lily Bevan

Lorna Beckett


Creatives


Author: Lily Bevan
Director: Hamish MacDougall and Lily Bevan
Designer: Erica Greenshields
Lighting: Tom Clutterbuck
Sound: Mike Winship
Production: Lily Bevan/Anteater

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