By Matthew Wilkinson
Directed by Matthew Wilkinson
With Declan Conlon, Thusitha Jayasundera
Following sold out performances at the Finborough Theatre, London and the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Matthew Wilkinson's taut, brilliantly acted two hander arrives at 59E59.
Declan Conlon and Thusitha Jayasundera give electrifying performances in a searing modern tragedy about a Russian father driven to revenge after losing his family in a plane crash. Inspired by real events.
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107group makes work in theater. Founder Matthew Wilkinson trained at RADA and has performed in theater, TV, film, and animation. He wrote & directed My Eyes Went Dark, Sun is Shining, Red Sea Fish, Just Let Go, and co-adapted Hideki Noda’s Red Demon (Young Vic/Tokyo). He has recently completed an adaptation of Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan llyich and a commission from the Bush Theatre for Lovin' You, Baby, a play with songs about American soul singer Charles Bradley to be directed by Nigel Harman. His short films have screened internationally.
Read more at: http://www.107group.com
Formed in 1963 by a group of passionate theatre enthusiasts, the Traverse Theatre was originally founded to extend the spirit of the Edinburgh festivals throughout the year. Today, under Artistic Director Orla O'Loughlin, the Traverse is proud to deliver its year-round mission of championing creative talent by placing powerful and contemporary theatre at the heart of cultural life - producing and programming urgent and diverse work spanning theatre, dance, performance, music and spoken word. Through the work it presents, the Traverse aims to both entertain and stir conversation - reflecting the times and provoking crucial debate amongst audiences, inspiring them to ask questions, seek answers and challenge the status quo.
Read more at: http://www.traverse.co.uk
"The production is a performance tour de force" - Theater Pizzazz
"Two finely wrought performances are honed to a sharp edge" - Talkin Broadway
"Declan Conlon and Thusitha Jayasundera deliver two outstanding performances" - A Seat On The Aisle
★★★★ "A welcome reminder of the boundless potential of theatre." - London Evening Standard
"Brilliantly acted. Meaty, tense drama...An extremely powerful play about justice, revenge and forgiveness." - The Guardian
★★★★ "Intense, thought-provoking and intelligent." - The Stage
★★★★ "A great, harsh modern tragedy." - Time Out