Secrets of Pomona exposed in dark thriller at National Theatre


Alistair McDowall’s dark and surreal Pomona comes to the National’s Temporary Theatre from September 10 after having an acclaimed run at the Orange Tree Theatre last year.

The co-production is in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, where it will play from the end of October.

Ollie’s sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.

Pomona (2014 production)

Pomona is a sinister and surreal thriller from Alistair McDowall, writer of Talk Show (Royal Court), Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange Theatre, Bruntwood Prize-winner) and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre Newcastle).

The cast will include Nadia Clifford, Rebecca Humphries, Sarah Middleton, Sean Rigby, Guy Rhys, Sam Swann and Rochenda Sandall. Pomona is suitable for those aged 14+ and contains adult themes.

It is directed by Ned Bennett who has just directed Bruntwood Prize-winner Anna Jordan’s new play Yen at the Royal Exchange Theatre.

He directed the first major revival of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, which transferred to the West End, and the UK premiere of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts at Southwark Playhouse.

Pomona runs, in rep, in the Nation Theatre’s Temporary Theatre from September 10-October 10 and at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester from October 29 – November 21.

Watch the original Orange Tree trailer for Pomona:

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