Monday Club are proud to present...
Mars: After the Crisis
by Sarah Tejal Hamilton
They’re saying we’re not human. They’re calling us a super-race. We’re here to help them; no-one’s more human than anyone else.
A cataclysmic event on Mars leaves its first colonists dead and Earth a shell from the fallout.
Lawyer Ruth, assisted by an AI granted self-determination, must lead a public inquiry to find out what went wrong and prevent it ever happening again. But what was her soldier son trying to tell her before he went missing on Mars that finds her scientist husband choosing prison over revealing the truth?
They thought they wanted all this. They didn’t know what they were asking for.
Mars: After the Crisis questions the human proclivity for self-destruction when our instinct is survival.
Join us as we present the fresh new work of a playwright. Forging the theatre of tomorrow, they will share their latest work in a rehearsed reading. Take the opportunity to feedback your thoughts that will shape their final draft, meet up-and-coming artists and get inspired to participate in future events.
Directed by Ita O'Brien
About The Spill
The Spill is an evening of new writing, giving one playwright the opportunity to have their new play performed as a rehearsed reading in front of a live audience. Monday Club work with the successful playwright to source a director and a cast of actors for an intensive one day rehearsal period, culminating in a performance at the Old Red Lion Theatre on the same evening.
Our aim for The Spill is to spark collaboration amongst passionate writers, directors and actors through the development of their new work.
Keep your eyes peeled for details of our next playwright and their play, as they join us for The Spill on the 20th February. Further details will be announced in early February.
Want to apply for our new writing nights? If you’ve written a play running at 60 minutes or more and you’d like it to be considered for The Spill, visit us at www.mondayclub.co.uk/thespill to find out how to get involved.
Sunday 14th May at 7:30pm
Running time approximately 2 hours with a 15 minute interval.
Latecomers will not be admitted.