STATE OF THINGS

Is the negotiating at an end? What are the proper uses of power, love and money? And, most pressingly of all, just how many burgers is it possible to serve in one minute?

In a world of ever-increasing distances between fellow human beings, these semi-devised short plays ask whether humankind (oh, and some robots) has abandoned the quest for solidarity and connection.

From rebellion to forgiveness, from rags to riches, and from nine to five, our fresh new writers trace the boundaries of where, and with whom, we should stand when the moment comes to choose.

State of Things showcased six new short plays linked together in a promenade production exploring collective and individual stakes in everyday, futuristic and abstract situations. Waste Not Theatre’s debut production played a sold-out run at Old Vic Workrooms in March 2018.

the cast

ROB LLOYD

YVETTE LONDON

CARON KEHOE

KERRIN ROBERTS

ALESSANDRO ZULBERTI 

HILARY HODSMAN

MEREDITH JONES RUSSELL

AMAL KHALIDI

SHIVANI REDDY

JIM MULLIGAN

KEVIN QUINN

MONIKA JASTRZEBSKA

SAM BARNES

FIONA WHITE

ELFIE FRASER

MILES GIBSON

KIRSTY LAWRENCE

EMILY SANCTUARY

See No Evil, 

Collective Arguing

Collective Arguing

Collective Arguing

Collective Arguing

Woman on a Train

Woman on a Train

Woman on a Train

King Leo

King Leo

King Leo

Oak Tree

Oak Tree

Oak Tree

Give it a Rest

Give it a Rest

Robots

Robots

Robots

the crew

MIKE IDRIS

LIZ HAINSWORTH

JAS BLACKWELL-PAL

CARON KEHOE

 

MILES ASHALL

AMAL KHALIDI

JIM MULLIGAN

ROB LLOYD

HILARY HODSMAN

FIONA WHITE

WENDY FISHER

MONIKA JASTRZEBSKA

ALESSANDRO ZULBERTI

Director

Production Manager

Dramaturge,

Assistant Director,

Writer Robots

Assistant Director,

Writer Collective Arguing

Writer King Leo, See No Evil,

Woman on a Train

Writer Give it a Rest

Writer Oak Tree

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

Assistant Director
Set and Lighting Design

Graphic Design

special thanks

Stella Ajayi, Hannah Fosker, Andrew Lightfoot, Elizabeth Parker, Izzy Wise, Old Vic community team.

in the making

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Photo: Alessandro Zulberti