You Stupid Darkness!

Produced by
Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by
Sam Steiner

 

“I just think it’s, you know, important to look at the good things that are happening as well.”

Everything’s been falling apart for a while now. In a cramped, crumbling office four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok. As the outside world disintegrates around them, Frances, Joey, Angie and Jon teeter on the edge of their own personal catastrophes. Their hopes and fears become entangled as they try, desperately, to connect with the callers and with each other. An urgent play from rising star Sam Steiner about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world.

“Hello. Brightline. You’re through to someone you can talk to…”

Following the success of Love, Love, Love and The Angry BrigadeYou Stupid Darkness! continues the exciting collaboration between Theatre Royal Plymouthand Paines Plough.

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Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 7th - Saturday 23rd February 2019


God of Chaos

Produced by
Theatre Royal Plymouth

Written by
Phil Porter

 

It’s like smacking a baby to stop it from crying. Or fighting some superbug with antibiotics. You don’t kill it. You just teach it to fight better next time. If you think we’re making the world a better place, you’re kidding yourself.

Stan and Lizzy work as ‘moderators’ for a social media company. Each day they go into battle against a rising tide of rage and smut. As an unlikely romance evolves between them, new employee Becky is horrified by the world she encounters through her screen. She decides to take the fight into the real world.

Is the war against online anger and obscenity winnable or even a good idea? Does it make the world a better place or just ‘feed the trolls’? And will the internet be our undoing or our salvation?

God of Chaos is an outrageously funny and provocative new play about the world of online censorship. Written by Olivier-nominated playwright Phil Porter, writer of the 2016 TRP production, The Man With The Hammer.

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Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 7th - Saturday 23rd March 2019


Loopstation

Produced by
Ontroerend Goed, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Klarafestival, Toneelgroep Maastricht, Kunstencentrum Vooruit, KVS, & Richard Jordan Productions.

Written by
Ontroerend Goed




From the creators of A History of EverythingFight Night and £¥€$ (LIES)LOOPSTATION is a large-scale performance with live music that explores some of the familiar patterns that shape our lives – our daily routines.

Nine performers build a world on a revolving stage, where today is always a bit like yesterday, but not necessarily like tomorrow.

The British premiere of LOOPSTATION marks our 11th co-production with the internationally acclaimed Ontroerend Goed from Ghent in Belgium, one of the most dynamic, innovative and exciting theatre companies in the world.

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Performances

Theatre Royal Plymouth
Wednesday 27th - Friday 29th March 2019