GOODNIGHT MR. SPINDRIFT (2019)
“Fear is a dark, ugly cannibal that lurks at the heart of everything, no matter how we try to crush it. It's a harsh world we live in, but it is ours…You can call me Mr Spindrift. But you know that already.”
In a desolate block of government-owned accommodation, Archie and Isaac are waiting to be 'certified' in a radical government scheme which requires a series of unsettling tests to determine just how strong Archie and Isaac's relationship is. If successful, they unlock a better standard of living; if not, they can never see each other again.
Overseen by examiners Iris and Valentine, it is not long before they start to doubt everything about their time together and as they begin to realise some uncomfortable truths about themselves, they will not only have to face each other but the mysterious figure of Mr Spindrift who presides over all.
Will their love prevail and if so, what will be left of it?
FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF ITS PERFORMAnCE AT THE LONDON HORROR FESTIVAL AS ITS PLAYWRITING COMPETITION WINNER, NANCY NETHERWOOD’s EXCITING AND TERRIFYING NEW PLAY Will BE PERFORMED FOR A FULL RUN FROM THE 24th -27th April AT THE OLD RED LION THEATRE.
Tickets AvAILABLE HERE: https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/goodnight-mr-spindrift.html
Archie: Joshua Asare
Isaac: Jacob Ward
Iris: Katie McLeod
Valentine: Ciara Morris
Mr. Spindrift- Angus Bower Brown
Written by Nancy Netherwood
Directed by Sam Essame
Produced by Joseph Willis
Set and Props by Natasha Dawson
Costumes by Annabel Redgate
About the Author:
Nancy Netherwood is a playwright from South East London and a recent graduate of the University of East Anglia’s Creative Writing Programme. She has taken part in projects for young people with the Almeida and Royal Court, and earlier this year was chosen for The North Wall Arts Centre's artist development programme Catalyst, as well as the Pint-Sized Theatre longlist 2018. This is her second play.
“I’ve always been interested in horror as a way of exploring our deepest fears and darkest traumas: the best horror cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a person by means of monsters, murder and blood splatters - or in this case, an intense government interrogation which decides your whole future. Archie and Isaac’s nightmare is one based in universal fears: that we’re not good enough, that our government will betray us and that The One might not be The One. Thus I hope you enjoy this, my chilling dystopian horror.”