By Stephen Brown
Directed by Guy Retallack
Cast: Rupert Hill. David Benson. Katherine Dow Blyton. Robyn Isaac. Ton Newman. Tom Golding.
Fearless and uncompromising, Stephen Brown’s acclaimed and provocative drama Future Me focuses on Peter, a promising young barrister with a beautiful girlfriend, whose life falls apart. An appalling secret about his true nature is revealed when his computer sends out an email to everyone he knows, with an attachment no one can bear to look at.
As he tries and fails to cover his tracks, he and his family are forced to face the consequences of the things he’s done. From the strange alliances of a prison segregation unit, to the trials of life on the outside, Future Me tells an epic story of ordinary monsters, delving beyond tabloid hysteria into the dark, disturbing world of sex-offenders.
As well as theatre venues, Future Me was performed in secure hospitals including Bethlam, and the themes in the play will be explored through workshops with patient groups. Escape Artists will run the workshops with the Future Me company. This registered charity promotes social change through the arts. They work across sectors and art forms with homeless people, mental health service users, young people at risk, prisoners and other disadvantaged groups.
To read about the creative team, click here.
To read full reviews, click on the links below:
‘a gripping, cunningly structured evening…exceptionally well acted’
‘a truly remarkable production’ The Stage
‘vital and absorbing theatre’ Fringe Report
Future Me performances were made possible due to funding from Arts Council England and The Lankelly Chase Foundation.
With grateful thanks to the Jerwood Space for their continuing support.