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Gasping

Closed 16 Nov 2019

The Space

Philip has been challenged by his boss to find a new way of making money from nothing. His solution? Designer air! Evian for the nostrils. But when the world starts gasping, only the biggest suckers survive …
Gasping at The Space

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Show details

Synopsis


Philip has been challenged by his boss to find a new way of making money from nothing.


His solution?


Designer air! Evian for the nostrils.


But when the world starts gasping, only the biggest suckers survive …


In this sharp-witted satire on the ludicrous, dangerous endgame of commodification, Ben Elton pushes the logic of capitalism through to its ridiculous and alarming conclusion.


Gasping, first presented in 1990 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, is a whirl of innuendo, an exuberant mockery of yuppie culture and a scintillating parody of corporate greed.


Background information, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


Rising Tides is a collective formed of experienced and emerging artists, with the aim to contribute to wider artistic engagement with climate change.


They aim to advance the understanding of climate change through the delivery of new professional theatre productions and theatre events for the benefit of the public.


Rising-Tides produced a 'takeover' as part of the HighTide Festival.


Rising Tides premiered no fewer than five new productions, Two Fish and Fractured both by Steve Casey, Limpets by Jonnie Bayfield, Think Tank devised by Chris Lawson & Paul Webster, Fridge by Polly Churchill.


As a result of this successful residency Rising Tides was awarded Arts Council Funding to research and develop Fridge and Two Fish with the support of the Arcola Theatre.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 24 October 2019

Press night:Friday 25 October 2019

Closes:Saturday 16 November 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
-

Running time: To be confirmed

Tickets


Standard:

24th, 25th October

Tickets £12


29th, 30th October

Tickets £15


5th, 6th, 9th, 13th, 14th and 16th November

Tickets £19


Concessions:

24th, 25th October

Tickets £10


29th, 30th October

Tickets £12


5th, 6th, 9th, 13th, 14th and 16th November

Tickets £12


Creatives


Production: Rising Tides

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