Theatre closures due to coronavirus outbreak


From Saturday 15 August 2020, indoor performances at London theatres are allowed (with social distancing).


Outdoor performances (where possible) can also go ahead.


However, most theatres remain closed as they either do not have outside spaces or regard the need for social distancing as uneconomic.


The show below will not currently be playing and is scheduled to close by 15 August 2020 (when theatres can reopen for indoor performances).


Original performance dates are given below and reflect any changes we know about.



Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland

3 star rating

Closed 21 Mar 2020

Old Red Lion Theatre

This unique three-play production fuses the first revival of a remarkable piece of writing for movement with two new plays, which when combined ask questions about love and loss, what do we do next when faced with the devastating, the unimaginable.
Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland at Old Red Lion Theatre

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Show details

Synopsis


“All I can hear. Are the thoughts scratched onto the inside of my head.”


Simon Stephens' NUCLEAR WAR, a heartbreaking and soul-stopping piece for movement is revived in a collaboration between multiple award winning and critically acclaimed theatre collectives, BoxLess Theatre, Bag of Beard, Grindstone & Take Two Theatricals, accompanied by the premieres of two new pieces of theatre.


An unmissable triple bill production.


Nuclear War premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2017.


“I want, one more time, to be absolutely in the moment”.


In 1943, north of Salerno, Italy, Max Spencer was buried alive.


He was the father of BURIED's writer, David Spencer.


Its actor is his real Grandson.


A story passed across generations.


A harrowing true story, a truthful examination of the human condition and a non-linear, groundbreaking anti-war play - BURIED comes from twice Verity Bargate award winning international writer, David Spencer.


“Oxygen. Fuel. Heat. Combustion.”


In Graceland, Max Saunders-Singer's darkly comic new piece, Mr. Chrichton, an overworked science teacher, is at breaking point, but he's still stood in front of the class banging his head on the whiteboard.


There's something hidden in his desk, and he's determined to teach 9D one last lesson.


Don't push him over the edge, children, he might just open that drawer ...


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: 15+


This unique three-play production fuses the first revival of a remarkable piece of writing for movement with two new plays, which when combined ask questions about love and loss, what do we do next when faced with the devastating, the unimaginable.


How do we survive the insurmountable?


Where are we now, and where are we going?


Bringing together work from multiple theatre collectives and production companies to create a mesmerising and lyrical triptych, NUCLEAR WAR/BURIED/GRACELAND is presented in association with the Old Red Lion Theatre.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 3 March 2020

Press night:Friday 6 March 2020

Closes:Saturday 21 March 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:
Saturday - 3-00pm

Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 00 mins (approx in interval)

Tickets


Standard:
£18.50

Concessions:
£16.50

Cast


Buried:

James Demaine


Graceland:

Anthony Cozens


Nuclear War:

Zöe Grain

Freya Sharp


Creatives


Author: 

Nuclear War by Simon Stephens

Buried by David Spencer

Graceland by Max Saunders-Singer


Composer: Samuel Heron
Director: 

Alexander Knott (Director: Nuclear War / Joint Director: Buried)

Ryan Hutton (Joint Director: Buried)

Sonnie Beckett (Joint Director: Graceland)

Max Saunders-Singer (Joint Director: Graceland)


Set designer: Anna Kezia Wlliams
Sound: Samuel Heron
Movement: Georgia Richardson (Movement Director: Nuclear War)
Production: Boxless Theatre, Bag Of Beard, Grindstone & Take Two Theatricals

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