VenueOld Vic Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From30th January 2018
Opened7th February 2018
To10th February 2018
WhenIn rep with Part 1 19:30. Feb18 7 at 13:30. Sat Feb18 3,10 Mat 13:30
What is currently on at Old Vic Theatre (V402)

The Divide - Part 1

The Divide - Part 1T14694341
The Divide is an extraordinary new work by one of the UK's greatest storytellers, Alan Ayckbourn. Unfolding over two parts, The Divide is a tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly examines a dystopian society of brutal repression, forbidden love and seething insurrection. A century from now, England has been decimated by a deadly contagion. Contact between men and women is fatal. They are forcibly separated by a divide. Men wear white as a mark of their purity and women - still infected - wear black as a sign of their sin. Brother and sister Elihu and Soween grow up in a small town devastated by disease, learning the ways of the closely monitored society around them. But when Elihu falls for the daughter of two radical mothers, he risks not only fatal disease but also igniting a bloody revolution. Spread across two separate Parts, The Divide is a hugely engaging and constantly surprising story of a society that segregates - but is still recognisable. It is a vastly ambitious project, teeming with richly imagined detail that recounts the work of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and even Nigel Kneale's Quatermass films.
Author Alan Ayckbourn

Archive :: production:T14694341, play:S1258554635, venue:V402

Production details

Special Performances

  • 10 Feb 18 Audio Described
  • 10 Feb 18 Captioned

Production Changes

11 Jul 17
E:Old Vic, I:Annabel Bolton, M:Christopher Nightingale (songs), L:David Plater, U:Bobby Aitkin, S:Laura Hopkins, P:Clare Burt, P:Sophie Melville, P:Sian Thomas, P:Finty Williams, P:Jake Davies, P:Erin Doherty, P:Thusitha Jayasundera, P:Richard Katz, P:Clare Lawrence Moody, P:Weruche Opia, P:Martin Quinn, P:Letty Thomas


Producer Old Vic
Director Annabel Bolton
Music Christopher Nightingale (songs)
Lighting David Plater
Sound Bobby Aitkin
Design Laura Hopkins
Performer Lucy Briggs-Owen (Hork)
Performer Jake Davies (Elihu)
Performer Buffy Davis (Older Soween)
Performer Erin Doherty (Soween)
Performer Thusitha Jayasundera (Kest)
Performer Richard Katz (Rudgrin)
Performer Joanne McGuinness (Axi)
Performer Sophie Melville (Sassa)
Performer Clare Lawrence Moody (Desollia)
Performer Weruche Opia (Giella)
Performer Martin Quinn (Fergo)
Performer Letty Thomas (Grosh)
Performer Flinty Williams (Chayza)

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