VenueTheatre Royal
Other spaces: Ustinov Studio,The Egg
CountyBath & North East Somerset
From15th May 2017
To20th May 2017
WhenMon-Wed 19:30. Thu-Sat 20:00. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30
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Fracked! Or: Please Don't Use the F-Word

Fracked! Or: Please Don't Use the F-WordT526642304
'How would you feel about sitting in front of that nice old village pub on a sunny afternoon while convoys of 40-ton tankers roll past six feet away?' Deerland Energy's plans to drill for shale gas in the pretty village of Fenstock are going well. The company is looking at big profits. They can count on the support of distinguished scientists working in University departments funded by the energy companies while at local level, Councillor Pilbeam, Chair of the Planning Committee, seems to be open to lucrative offers. The only slight snag is a ragged band of protesters, reluctantly led by retired academic, Elizabeth Blackwood. Surely she's just another 'mad old biddy', as she's characterised by ruthless PR guru Joe Selby? This new razor-sharp black comedy by Alistair Beaton takes a timely look at the conflicted core of planetary energy and earthly power.
Author Alistair Beaton

Archive :: production:T526642304, play:S675089957, venue:V854

Production details


Producer Chichester Festival Theatre
Director Richard Wilson
Design James Cotterill
Lighting Johanna Town
Director Gabrielle Dawnes (casting director)
Sound Iann Dickinson (for Autograph)
Design Tim Reid (video design)
Performer James Bolam (Jack)
Performer Anne Reid (Elizabeth)
Performer Michael Simkins
Performer Harry Hadden-Paton
Performer Waleed Akhtar
Performer Andrea Hart
Performer Sophie Khan Levy
Performer Freddie Meredith
Performer Steven Roberts
Performer Tristram Wymark

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