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Philip Ridley's poetic vision of love, loss, memory and hope

“I could squeeze a bullet between those lips. Point first….. I wouldn’t break a single tooth”

A man. A woman. An island. A fight for the kingdom, for human dignity and to make sense of a dying world. A journey to understand the beauty and horror of their sexual attraction. Buried trauma leading to unexpected places. How did they, and the world around them, come to this? Is he the Messiah of an alien race? Is she descended from a Sea God? And who controls the horde of monkeys?

Ridley’s spare, poetic vision of love, loss, memory and hope is brutal, cynical, tender and profoundly beautiful. A play for those who have dealt with the politics of attraction. Direct and relatable theatre in the intimate space of The Old Joint Stock.

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