mercurius theatre presents
''You can almost taste it, it catches in the back of your throat, it makes you hate everyone, even the people you love.''
Dan and Ellie are aspiring writers, struggling to succeed in a competitive profession where talent is no guarantee of success. They're also best friends. On the eve of Dan's 30th birthday party, they cloister themselves in the beer garden to reminisce, laugh and drink a bottle of wine or two. As the alcohol flows, stories are recounted and both talk about their ambitions for the future. But an unexpected announcement brings out thinly veiled resentments, threatening to destroy the friendship they both hold dear.
Awkward Balloon is an exciting new play written by Mark Rush and Charlie Ryall that explores the nature of jealousy and the dark actions it can tempt us to undertake – even towards those we love. This fast-paced comedy drama is directed by Offie-nominated director, Jenny Eastop, and promises laughs, intrigue and pathos.
Mercurius Theatre is an award-winning theatre company set up in 2012 to create inspiring theatre, from new writing to neglected classics, with a style that was intriguing, exciting and entertaining but never dull. Previous productions include The Biograph Girl (Finborough Theatre), Anton Chekhov's Vaudevilles (Jermyn Street Theatre) and The Waiting Room (Leicester Square Theatre/Above the Arts).
Saturday 14th - Monday 16th July 2018 at 7.00pm
For further ticket information please click here or call 0333 012 4963 for all booking enquiries.
The Box Office will open 30 minutes before the performance for cash / card sales and collection of pre-booked tickets.
Latecomers will not be admitted.