Mercurial Takeover: North Star

Mercurial Takeover website image North Star
Show Information
Showing on:
Tue 25 July 2023
Age Guidance:
Threat of violence, bad language, racism, mental illness.

Based on real events, when Rudolf Hess flew a plane to Scotland in 1941 to end the war and crash landed in a farmer’s field. North Star joins farm labourer, Davy, and his mother, Mol, as they take him in for tea. In a darkly comedic tale of myth and madness, the past begins to unravel.

It’s a play about loss, colonialism and the myths we tell ourselves. It challenges the notion of British exceptionalism at the heart of our national identity, confronting the uncomfortable realities of our own history.

Content to consider: Threat of violence, bad language, racism, mental illness.

Mol – Bethany O’Halloran
Davy – Ben Pugh-Cook
Hess – George Kirby-Smith
Agent – Lata Nobes

Company: The Mango Ensemble.
A UK based theatre company who aim to challenge and improve the presentation of underrepresented ideas, identities, or groups.

Writer: Tom Murray.
Member of Mercury Theatre Writers Programme 2021/22. Work includes: FRAMED (Theatre503), North Star (RSC 37 Plays). Recently appointed the Peter Shaffer Playwright in Residence at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Director: Layla Chowdhury.
In 2022, Layla graduated with an MA in Acting and Performing Arts from Fontainbleu School Of Acting. Recent work includes: Bushy (Tobacco Factory), Macbeth (Avon Shakespeare Festival) and Lord Of The Flies (Gala Theatre, Durham).

Assistant Director: Maya Chawla.

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