A razor-sharp new comedy that exposes the dilemmas of working in charity today and asks whether doing good is always the same as being good.
7.32am. Christmas Eve.
Disasters Relief’s staff parties are legendary – but their aftermath cataclysmic. Nick and Abi wake amidst the carnage to breaking news: a massive earthquake has struck Pakistan.
Gathering their clothes – and dignity – the race with rivals Oxfam begins. Who can be the first to dispatch branded aid in full view of the world media? And how far are they willing to go? With the appalling spectre of last night’s antics hanging over everything, the day rapidly spirals into a dizzying web of secrets and lies.
Fault Lines premiered at the Hampstead Theatre, London in December 2013.
Ali Taylor is a playwright whose work has been staged by Polka Theatre, Soho Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and Theatre503, amongst others. His play Cotton Wool was the winner of the Meyer-Whitworth Award. He is Artistic Director of Buckle for Dust theatre company.