Earthquakes in London

Cast: 7f 10m, doubling, large cast possible

Staging: the stage should overflow with scenery, sound, backdrops, lighting, projection, etc

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 176 pages ISBN: 9781408132821Publication Date:
1 Nov 2010
£10.99
First Staged:
National Theatre, London, 2010

Earthquakes in London

By Mike Bartlett

Paperback £10.99

An epic rollercoaster of a play travelling from 1968 to 2525 and back again, driven by an all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present.

It’s Cabaret, we’ve got our heads down and we’re dancing and drinking as fast as we can. The enemy is on its way, but this time it doesn’t have guns and gas it has storms and earthquakes, fire and brimstone....

Earthquakes in London includes burlesque strip shows, bad dreams, social breakdown, population explosion, worldwide paranoia. It is a fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant scientist, predicts global catastrophe.

Press Quotes

'Mike Bartlett has created something completely different: a three hour play of startling ambition'

Evening Standard

'the theatrical equivalent of a thrilling roller coaster ride'

Daily Telegraph

Cast: 7f 10m, doubling, large cast possible

Staging:the stage should overflow with scenery, sound, backdrops, lighting, projection, etc

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Methuen Drama
Paperback, 176 pages ISBN: 9781408132821Publication Date:
1 Nov 2010
£10.99

Also by Mike Bartlett:

My Child
Albion
An Intervention
Doctor Foster: The Scripts
Vassa
Bull
Snowflake
Wild
Love, Love, Love
King Charles III
King Charles III (special edition)
Medea (Headlong version)
13
Cock
Game
Artefacts
Contractions
Not Talking

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