A new play by Ed Edwards (who wrote The Political History of Smack and Crack) for comedian Mark Thomas who needs no introduction.
This will be a script-in-hand reading of the first three acts.
This is a horror story in which all the horrors are real.
It is also a simple, heart-breaking story of a working class boy who just wants his dad to smile at him and ruffle his hair. But what if your dad is The Minotaur – half-man half-beast – armed with a meat clever and riddled with PTSD?
Based on interviews, research and current affairs, the show borrows from Greek myths, steals from genre film and ransacks modern history. Think: Grapes of Wrath versus the Zombie Apocalypse. Orpheus descending behind Wetherspoons. Medusa meets the Specials in the Ghost Town.
This is messed-up Oedipal love in the time of disaster capitalism as it all comes crashing down.
Cross yourself and beg for mercy!
There will be two more acts – as yet unwritten – so expect a cliff hanger. And if you like feeling vaguely unfulfilled, you’ll love this experience.
Seriously, they’d love some feedback on this piece that they are trying to bring to life and to theatre audiences in the future.