Catastrophists at White Bear Theatre


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A darkly comic new play by Jack Stanley about class, canapes and cults. In the Cotswolds. "You're just quietly preparing for civilisation to collapse and really, we couldn't ask for anything more as neighbours" Raf and Harry have well-paid jobs, a lovely semi in leafy Barnes and a brand new second residence in the heart of Wiltshire. In the neighbouring field, Claudia and Peter have a chewed up vegetable patch, a carbon-neutral yurt complex and an absolute conviction that the apocalypse is imminent. Raf and Harry invite Claudia and Peter over for an apology meal after a misguided midnight call of nature in the field. Pleasantries however soon switch to politics and the pulled pork is replaced by pulling punches once they discover just how much they disagree over. Except the flatbreads that is. Everyone does agree they really are delicious. As the hosts test the commune members' commitment to their cause, the night descends into all-out anarchy... and the consequences prove to be apocalyptic. In an uncertain age where the threat of global disaster continues to linger, 'Catastrophists' looks at how far people might go to break free from their socially assigned roles and embrace new ideas... even if it does mean joining an apocalypse preparation cult. 'Catastrophists' is a White Bear Theatre in-house production. The White Bear Theatre is an award-winning, off-West End venue that exists to nurture and develop exceptional emerging talent and allow them to take risks. Cast Raf: Elizabeth Donnelly Harry: Alexander Stutt Claudia: Patsy Blower Peter: Edmund Dehn Creative Team Writer: Jack Stanley Director: Cameron Cook Producer: Daniel Cooper Set and Costume Designer: Beth Colley

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The White Bear Theatre

138 Kennington Park Road
Kennington Park
SE11 4RB
+44 (0)20 7793 9193

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