Written by Vincent O’Connell as a commission for the Olivier Stage of England’s Royal National Theatre, this is an epic play for a large company and big stage.
Set in the fictional English coastal town of Burnsea, the play tells the story of a community afflicted by an outbreak of plague, which is sealed off by its government and left to fend for itself. It is both about the the community’s response to crisis, and about the stories and myths that arise in a society in a state of chaos.
After a very successful rehearsed reading, directed by Vincent, at the National’s Studio, the theatre decided not to go forward into production. It awaits its first professional production, but is to be publicly staged by a theatre school in Stockholm in the Summer of 2014 at the Stadsteatern Skärholmen .