In a recent Guardian interview by journalist and broadcaster Mark Lawson, Annie Baker was described as "the most original and significant American dramatist since August Wilson, but her plays should still be avoided by people who like plot and theme clearly signposted." And reviewing John, her last play to be seen at this same address last year, I myself wrote: "Theatrical marmite doesn't come more pungently or demandingly flavoured than this: the UK premiere of Annie Baker's... Read more
Following acclaimed runs of The Flick and John, Pulitzer Prize-winner Annie Baker returns to the National Theatre with her latest extraordinary play. Their phones switched off, a group of people sit around a table telling, categorising and theorising stories.
This is a world that is both familiar and fantastical. Their real purpose is never quite clear, but they continue on, searching for the monstrous.
Part satire, part sacred rite, The Antipodes asks what value stories have for a world in crisis