by Laura Wade
20 - 30 November 2019
7.30pm Wed, Thurs, Fri, 2pm & 7.30pm Sat
$38 full | $33 concession | $28 preview & cheap Wed
Winner of multiple playwrighting awards
"Breathing Corpses is both a literary and a theatrical delight." - BROADWAY BABY
Across London, three people are connected by gruesome discovery - even if they don’t know it. Amy, a hotel cleaner, discovers her second dead body on the job. Jim spirals into a post-traumatic depression after discovering a dismembered body in one of the storage units he hires out. Kate lashes out violently at her boyfriend and his dog after stumbling across a body on her morning walk.
Breathing Corpses is a delicate yet brutal look at the effects of death on a person, on their relationships, and their ability to understand mortality and morality after their world has been changed forever.
Laura Wade is a UK playwright. She was a member of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Breathing Corpses, her first play for the Royal Court, played in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 2005 and won her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Best Play Award and the George Devine Award. Other plays include Colder Than Here, Other Hands and Alice.
Director JESS DAVIS
CAST Simon Thomson, Emma Wright
Patina Productions curates, develops and supports the plays and musicals presented in the LIMELIGHT ROOM @ Limelight on Oxford. They collaborate with both emerging and seasoned indie creatives who demonstrate the commitment, capacity and enthusiasm required to stage world class indie shows.