Water Sculptures and Zoo


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Two plays by Dawn King.

Zoo: During an unidentified conflict, the Tiger, the Chimp and the Slow Loris find themselves abandoned in the park zoo. One last keeper stands between them and the outside world. When two mysterious strangers arrive in the night, the animals must choose between the apparent safety of their cages and the uncertain freedoms on the other side of the bars in this imaginative and original black comedy.

ZOO was first read at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004 and later played as part of the ShortCuts Festival at the Arcola Theatre and Hackney Empire. This is its first full production.

Water Sculptures: The 2012 Olympic Games. A massive flood destroys the Olympic Village and most of the city. An artist, an athlete and an office worker find themselves on a rooftop. How will they survive through the night? And is a sculpture still meaningful if it doesn't even float? A surreal, visceral and darkly comic exploration of how we cling to our dreams - and how we survive without them.

Related website: www.upstart-theatre.co.uk

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  • Weeknights £10 (conc £8); Weekends £12 (conc £10)


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