24 MAY - 08 JUNE
presented by WHITE BOX THEATRE + HASEMANN BALL & RADDA
MERCURY FUR by Philip Ridley
★ the energy of a committed cast binds you to your chair - Jason Blake, Audrey Journal
★ filled with strong performances … a thought provoking weirdly entertaining work that ultimately does hold some hope for humanity. Well worth seeing - Jake Kops, Broadway World
★ outstanding casting choices …performances are powerfully called forth - Lisa Thatcher
Directed by Kim Hardwick
With Danny Ball, Meg Clarke, Jack Walton, Michael McStay, Janet Anderson, Romy Bartz, Joshua McElroy, Lucia May
Design Ella Butler Composer/Sound Design: Claire Hennessy Lighting Design Martin Kinnane Photography Jasmin Simmons Associate Director: Danielle Maas Assistant Director: Jens Radda Stage Manager: Caroline McAllister
Philip Ridley’s controversial play MERCURY FUR is a violent premonition of a terror stricken world where only the faintest heartbeat of humanity remains.
Set in a post-apocalyptic version of London's East End where gang violence and drugs terrorise the community, the protagonists are a gang of youths surviving by holding parties for wealthy clients in which their wildest, most amoral fantasies are brought to life. As the wheels start to fall off their slick operation, the gang ultimately have to decide how far they’ll go to save the ones they love and preserve their humanity.
WARNING: adult concepts and themes, drug use, descriptions of violence, pedophilia, suicide, racial slurs and extreme language. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. R18+