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David Mamet double bill at Old Vic Tunnels from 10 June
Theatre6 & MokitaGrit Productions presents a double bill of David Mamet plays: Mr. Happiness & The Water Engine , opening in The Screening Room at the Old Vic Tunnels (underneath Waterloo Station) on 14 June 2011, following previews from 10 June - booking to 9 July 2011
Originally written as radio plays, both stem from a 1930’s radio station where Mr. Happiness is the agony uncle of Old Time Radio. This 25 minute monologue takes the audience on a journey as Mr Happiness helps solve problems from across the country, some tragic, some funny. The Water Engine is a radio thriller where young inventor Charles Lang creates a machine so brilliant that it will change the world forever; an engine that runs on water. Looking only to protect his invention and provide a better life for his sister Rita, Charles must triumph over the life-threatening Oberman and his conglomerate to give this marvel to the world, but at what price?
Both plays are directed by Kate McGregor, lighting by Will Evans, sound by Godslove Mensah.
Mr Happiness is designed by Carla Goodman, and features David Burt.
The Water Engine is designed by Amy Cook, and features Mensah Bediako, Katharine Bennett-Fox, David Burt, Lee Drage, Will Harrison-Wallace, James Hillier, Timothy Knightley, Anna Maguire, Lucy Roslyn, Jamie Treacher , Lawrence Werber.