Evelyn

Show Information
Showing on:
Sat 11 June 2022
Duration:
Approx. 1hrs 55mins, incl. interval
Price:
Genre:
Play
Venue:
Studio Theatre
Age Guidance:
16+
Warnings:
Violence, references to self-harm, domestic abuse, child abuse, loud noises, flashing lights, frequent use of strong language

A Mercury Original in association with Wildcard

There are a few things that we know about Evelyn: we know what she did, we know that we hate her, and we know that she’s still out there. Somewhere. She’s just not Evelyn anymore. She could be anyone. Even you.

Britain is on the hunt, it has been for years. Walton is on high alert… and Sandra’s just arrived.

Inspired by real life events, Evelyn is a story of mob-justice in modern day Britain that interrogates the question: when is justice really served?

Starring legend of stage and screen Rula Lenska, the premise of Evelyn saw writer Tom Ratcliffe shortlisted for the 2016 intake of the Old Vic 12 before the play reached the longlist of 27 plays for the 2017 Verity Bargate Award. The play has also been longlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize and the Theatre503 Playwriting Award.

Content warning

Violence, references to self-harm, domestic abuse and child abuse, loud noises, flashing lights and frequent use of strong language.

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CAST:
Rula Lenska as Jeanne
Nicola Harrison as Sandra
Offue Okegbe as Kevin
Yvette Boakye as Laura
Michael Crean

CREATIVES:
Written by – Tom Ratcliffe
Direction by – Madelaine Moore
General Management by – George Warren and Simon Paris for Metal Rabbit Productions
Set Design by – TK Hay
Lighting Design by – Rachel Sampley
Costume Design by – Trynity Silk
Movement by – Temitope Ajose-Cutting
Composition / Sound design by – Michael Crean
Fight Direction by – Claire Llewellyn
Casting by – Nadine Rennie CDG
Production Management by – Richard Parr
Marketing by – Chama Aimable-Kapumpa
Assistant Direction by – Lou Corben
Stage Management by – Lisa Pleass and Goose Masondon

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