By Philip Ridley
Directed by David Mercatali
With Debra Baker, Scarlett Alice Johnson, and Sean Michael Verey
Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home. Some of the things they did to get it, you might find... shocking. But they want you to know they did it all for their baby. Radiant Vermin is a wickedly comic satire about a young couple offered a way out of the housing crisis, and just how far they go to achieve it. Written by Philip Ridley - one of the UK's most acclaimed and innovative playwrights - this fast-paced, provocative, and viciously sharp comedy is smartly directed by David Mercatali.
Metal Rabbit Ltd was established in 2012. Its first production was Ernest Hemingway's Fiesta in February 2013 at the Trafalgar Studios, followed by Johnny Got His Gun in May 2014 at the Southwark Playhouse. The company continued to producer exciting new writing for the next several years under the leadership of producers George Warren and Martha Rose Wilson.
In early 2018 the company refocused its mission, taking on a new board, and is now a nonprofit entity focused on providing high quality new productions on current political and social topics.
Previous productions include: Fishskin Trousers (Park Theatre); Tonight With Donny Stixx (The Bunker); Cargo (Arcola Theatre); Radiant Vermin (Bristol Tobacco Factory, Soho Theatre, 59E59 NYC); and Lardo (Old Red Lion).
Read more at: http://www.metalrabbitproductions.com/
Supporting Wall is an independent theatre company based in London. We're currently producing Philip Ridley's critically-acclaimed Tender Napalm, on UK tour from May 2012.
Supporting Wall was founded in 2008 by producers Ben Monks and Will Young. Previous Supporting Wall productions include the professional premiere of Philip Ridley's Moonfleece (London and tour, March - April 2010), Chris Lee's Shallow Slumber (Soho Theatre, Jan - Feb 2012), Election Drama (May 2010), and the 2010 JMK award-winning production of Brecht's The Jewish Wife (BAC, July - August 2010), which was nominated for OffWestEnd awards for best direction, design and leading actress.
London's most vibrant venue for new theatre, comedy, and cabaret, Soho Theatre is a charity and social enterprise with a mission to produce new work, discover and nurture new writers and artists, and target and develop new audiences.
You’ll find them bang in the heart of London with a year round festival-like programme, at festivals or through our national and international touring. They produce and co-produce new plays, work with associate artists and present the best new emerging theatre companies. They present the early work of countless UK artists (many who become industry giants). And they are the go to for many international artists’ London debuts. They have artists on attachment and under commission (Soho Six). Plus they have a thriving Young Company of writers, theatre makers and comedy groups.
Read more at: https://sohotheatre.com/
"Nasty and energetic fun! Played with manic (and tireless) verve by Scarlett Alice Johnson and Sean Michael Verey." - The New York Times
"It's a tour-de-force!" - The Huffington Post
"Sheer genius: superb, playful writing, zany, magical plot - it enthralls, mesmerizes, shocks, and agreeably satisfies!" - Theater Pizzazz