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The Pitchfork Disney at Shoreditch Town Hall

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Time 19:30
Date 18/03/17
Price £18
  • Price Tickets from £18- £28
  • Get ready for Philip Ridley’s 25 year old play that now feels ever-so-intensely prophetic
  • Bring along friends that enjoy a heightened suspense - the play is set in East London and this time performed in East London, only add to the chill factor
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  • See you at Shoreditch Town Hall

Running from 27th January, Philip Ridley’s seminal play arrives at Shoreditch Town Hall, over 25 years after the first performance of this comic and deeply unsettling modern classic.

Presley and Haley have bolted their East London home against the terrors of the world. Since their parents died ten years ago, they have found comfort in chocolate, medication and fantasies of nuclear apocalypse. But, one night, Presley sees a beautiful stranger on the street outside. And while Haley sleeps, he lets their worst nightmare in.

Claustrophobic, comic and deeply unsettling, Philip Ridley’s seminal masterpiece played a revolutionary role in changing the face of British theatre when it premiered in 1991 to critical acclaim and controversy.

Its exploration of ‘a climate of fear’, living in ‘alternate worlds’ and persistent thrum of sexual anxiety has continued to act as a tuning fork for the zeitgeist - a play whose relevance is forever in the now.

Step into Shoreditch Town Hall’s atmospheric basement spaces and experience this unique, immersive revival of Ridley’s debut play deep in the eerie underbelly of East London. Starring: George Blagden,Tom Rhys Harries, Seun Shote and Hayley Squires.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd; Designed by Soutra Gilmour; Lighting by Richard Howell; Sound by Ben & Max Ringham and George Dennis; Composition by Ben & Max Ringham; Casting by Charlotte Sutton


COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend The Pitchfork Disney at Shoreditch Town Hall at 7.30pm on Friday 27th January. To enter the competition, send an email to ava@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Philip Ridley’s The Pitchfork Disney is said to be one of the precursor works to which theatre movement in the mid 1990s?

A: .1) Agitprop theatre .2) Dadaism .3) In-Yer-Face-Theatre .4) Kitchen Sink Realism