London’s Park Theatre launches its new PARK90 season with a potentially killer science drama that probes where no plot has gone before.
Chuck Anderson’sThe View From Nowhere is likely to stir up debate once again as it looks at the controversy surrounding the scientific fact that eight out of ten of us have minute traces of a potentially dangerous herbicide in our urine.
Prez is a brilliant biochemist. His experiments show a leading herbicide is carcinogenic.
He has an existential fight against entrenched interests on his hands – not helped by the fact that he dresses like David Bowie, and carries a chip on his shoulder as big as the sink estate he grew up on.
In his heart he knows he’s right, but can he prove it?
It echoes concerns about glyphosate, an ingredient in Roundup, the leading weedkiller marketed by Monsanto, which is vital to worldwide food production.
The European Commission is now considering scientific evidence on whether it is a carcinogenic agent. That decision is anticipated before the end of this year.
Directed by Dan Phillips it is presented by the same creative team behind the critically acclaimed Warehouse of Dreams which played at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre.
The View From Nowhere stars Nina Toussaint-White, Mensah Bediako, Math Sams and Emma Mulkern.
Nina Toussaint-White is best known for roles in EastEnders, Switch and Emmerdale. Her stage credits include The Libertine (Theatre Royal Bath and Haymarket); The Etienne Sisters (Theatre Royal Stratford East)and Race (Hampstead Theatre).
Other television credits include Gameface, Uncle, Holby City and Death in Paradise.
Mensah Bediako is a veteran of the stage. His extensive theatre credits include The Bodyguard (UK tour); One Man Two Guvnors (National Theatre and UK tour); Fast Cuts and SnapShots (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Harder They Come (Barbican); Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse) and Tobias and the Angel (Young Vic).
Emma Mulkern’s theatre credits include Rough Music (Pint Sized Plays), Courting Drama (Theatre Renegade) and The Cause (ACS Random).
Math Sams theatre credits include Chimerica (Harold Pinter Theatre), Jane Eyre (Birmingham Old Rep), Being Nice (Derby Studio), Old Bag (Theatre 503), Do Worms Have Hearts? (Old Red Lion), Buried Child (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and The Seagull (Cockpit).
The View From Nowhere plays at the Park Theatre from June 27 – July 22.