Written and performed by Chris Thorpe
Directed by Claire O'Reilly
Developed with Rachel Chavkin and Lekan Lawal
A SHOW ABOUT HOW NOT TO BLOW UP THE PLANET.
Award-winning theatre-maker Chris Thorpe and director Rachel Chavkin reunite for A Family Business, a powerful production that focusses on the human story of the struggle for nuclear disarmament, and the group of people whose business it is to try to stop us from blowing up the planet.
Based on conversations with activists, academics and diplomats, this timely piece of theatre from China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz, about ordinary people who make extraordinarily important decisions ,examines what qualifies a person to speak on behalf of huge parts of the global population – and asks why we don’t really talk about nuclear weapons much, even though they accompany us everywhere.
Please join us after the show for an informal 30-minute chat in the Festival Bar with Writer and Performer Chris Thorpe