Corruption explored at The Space

A scene from 'Eathquakes in London'.
A scene from 'Eathquakes in London'.

Contemporary issues including coalition government, corruption, climate change, environmental concerns, are all examined in ‘Earthquakes in London’, a play by Mike Bartlett being performed at The Space at D&A College.

The play, performed by first-year HND acting and performance students, follows the lives of three sisters and their relationship with their estranged father who has prophesied apocalyptic climate change, but has also lied publicly about the effects of air travel on the environment in exchange for cash.

While examining the lives of this dysfunctional family, the play jumps back and forward in time and the short, self-contained scenes have a contemporary feel of flitting from website to website.

As well as the 18 acting and performance students who appear on stage, students from the HND computer arts and design programme have created animations which will be projected onto the set of the play – one of the most challenging ever attempted by the Acting & Performance department, with nearly 40 different locations being created.

‘Earthquakes in London’ runs at The Space from Wednesday to Friday, April 29 to May 1.

Curtain 7.30 p.m., bar from 7 p.m., tickets (£3) booked through or at the door from 6.30 p.m.