That fire – I know you feel it. If you wanted, you could take everything…
Longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize, Carla Kingham directs Isaac Came Home From the Mountain, the world premiere of Phil Ormrod’s searing new play about searching for a future in the dying heart of England.
The production, playing at London’s Theatre503 from May 9, also comes with an initiative to engage with youth groups in Wandsworth and Reading to combat the lack of opportunity in rural England that impacts particularly on young men and breeds a culture of toxic masculinity.
Bobby’s out of school and out of work. There’s nothing going and nowhere to go. A job with Mike seems
like everything he needs. A steady wage. A bit of self-respect. A chance to make good.
If only it were that easy.
Driven by a dogged determination to prove his worth, Bobby makes a devastating mistake that leaves him without the hope of a future.
The cast includes veteran stage and screen actor Ian Burfield (National Theatre company member, The Selfish Giant), Guy Porritt (Jerry Springer the Opera, National Theatre/West End), Charles Furness (Sense of an Ending, Sherlock) and Kenny Fullwood.
Writer Phil Ormrod originally trained as a theatre director, spending a year at Northern Stage, and was co-director of Switchback.
Previous writing includes Lies About My Father (ARCStockton, New Diorama), Homelands (Bolton Octagon) and Mary Whitehouse Looks Down from Wherever (Camden People’s Theatre).
He is currently developing an original series with Kudos (Humans, Utopia).
Isaac Came Home From The Mountain runs at Theatre503 from May 9 – June 2.
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