Following the official opening of The Old Vic's new production of King Lear starring double Academy Award-w...
Kingdom of Earth at The Print Room 29 April 2011
Kingdom of Earth by Tennessee Williams, at The Print Room, in Notting Hill, west London, from 29 April to 28 May 2011.
Directed by Lucy Bailey, designed by Ruth Sutclifffe, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Tim Adnitt.
Cast includes Joseph Drake (Lot); Fiona Glascott (Myrtle), David Sturzaker (Chicken).
The play takes place in a decrepit farm house on the edge of the Mississippi Delta, a few hours before the valley is due to be flooded. Everyone has fled the area, except Chicken, a powerful young man of mixed race, who claims he can sit out the flood on the roof top. Lot, his younger half-brother arrives with his new wife Myrtle, ten years his senior, ex-stripper and sometime whore, to claim back his mother's house from Chicken. A sibling rivalry for possession of Myrtle takes place, whilst the flood waters rise and threaten to consume them.