Sirens

A Mercury Original

Show Information
Shows from:
Shows to:
Thu 28 October 2021
Sat 6 November 2021
Duration:
1hr 25mins approx
Price:
£10.00 - £17.50
(inc. £1.50 ticket levy)
Genre:
Drama
Venue:
Studio Theatre
Warnings:
Show includes smoking & strong language

Rory and Gemma break in to the Mersea Island RNLI station on Halloween in 1987. He wants to run away to London. She wants him to notice that’s she’s not drinking. Over the course of the next thirty-four years the consequences of that night will tear their lives apart.

This haunting new play explores themes of belonging, family ties and forgiveness.

Kenny Emson is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He is a past winner of the Mercury Theatre playwriting prize, the Adopt a Playwright Award, the Adrienne Benham Award and the Clare McIntyre Bursary at the Royal Court Theatre, and has been shortlisted for both the Bruntwood and Pearson Prizes. His plays have been performed by the Bush Theatre, Nabokov, Eastern Angles and High Tide Theatre companies as well as at Festivals in the UK, New York and Cape Town. In TV/online, he was BAFTA-nominated for The Last Hours of Laura K, has participated in the BBC Writers’ Academy and Bush/Kudos schemes, and been a Red Planet Prize finalist.

Post Show Q&A

Join us following the 8pm performance on Thu 4 Nov for a 30 minute post-show Q&A session led by Mercury Theatre’s Talent Development Producer, Dilek Latif & Siren’s writer Kenny Emson. They will guide the conversation as the cast and creative team answer audience questions about the work, the themes of the piece and the creative process.

 

Made possible with the support of SELEP Ltd as part of Catalyst For Culture.

Jesse Akele

Isla

Simon Darwen

Rory

Tanya-Loretta Dee

Gemma

Kenny Emson – Writer

Bethany Pitts – Director 

Zoe Hurwitz – Co-Designer 

Cara Evans – Co-Designer

Kathrine Sandys – Lighting Designer

Frazer Merrick – Sound Designer 

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Thursday 28th Oct 2021
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20:00
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Friday 29th Oct 2021
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20:00
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Saturday 30th Oct 2021
Time
15:00
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£17.50
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Saturday 30th Oct 2021
Time
20:00
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£17.50
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Date
Tuesday 2nd Nov 2021
Time
20:00
Price
£17.50
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Date
Wednesday 3rd Nov 2021
Time
20:00
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£17.50
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Date
Thursday 4th Nov 2021
Time
15:00
Price
£17.50
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Date
Thursday 4th Nov 2021
Time
20:00
Price
£17.50
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Note: Includes 30 minute post-show Q&A session
Date
Friday 5th Nov 2021
Time
20:00
Price
£17.50
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Date
Saturday 6th Nov 2021
Time
15:00
Price
£17.50
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Date
Saturday 6th Nov 2021
Time
20:00
Price
£17.50
Accessibility

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