Following the official opening of The Old Vic's new production of King Lear starring double Academy Award-w...
Ditch by Beth Steel at Old Vic Tunnels from 13 May 2010
HighTide and The Old Vic Theatre presents Ditch by Beth Steel, at the Old Vic Tunnels*, opening 19 May 2010, following previews from 13 May - running to 26 June 2010.
Cast includes Gethin Anthony, Craig Conway, Matti Houghton, Dearblha Molloy, Paul Rattray, Danny Webb.
Directed by Richard Twyman, designed by takis, lighting by Matt Prentice, sound by Christopher Shutt.
Set in Britain in the near future when much of the country is underwater and the government has been reduced to a group of fascist strongmen, the men patrol the moors for illegals in a rural outpost of the state. As their numbers dwindle, they struggle to retain a semblance of civilisation in the face of the inevitable onset of global war.
**In February 2010, The Old Vic acquired Tunnels 228-332 from Lambeth Council, an innovative performance space beneath Waterloo Station. The unique venue will showcase productions, performances and installations in 2010 and will be home to a series of innovative and surprising arts events.