Britain is bowing out of Europe. Nathan’s British-born, Brittany-residing, Brexit-supporting Dad has closed the curtain on his marriage. Well, sort of. A pair of botched departures from forty-year unions. A metaphor waiting to happen. Part of Voila! Festival 2018.
‘witty, engaging and inquisitive’ Exeunt on Flights of Fancy, Soho Theatre 2017
In 2002, Nathan’s Dad sold his semi in Medway, bought a farmstead en France and left the country. Nathan’s Mum took the passenger seat, reluctantly. In 2012, Dad left her in the middle of Breton nowhere (without a car). And Nathan had to play ‘Michel Barnier’ in the separation negotiations.
In 2016, the UK voted non to the EU, dividing the nation (and dinner tables) down the middle. In 2018, as Viola! begins, those separation negotiations will end. This new show marrying personal and political, the humorous and the heartfelt through spoken word, storytelling, music and film will reflect on the social and generational divisions we’re left with upon leaving.
‘a beautiful story with a strong message that comes straight from the heart’ LondonTheatre on SwanSong, King’s Head Theatre 2017