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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

A close up image of a woman's face obscured by a campfire

Award-winning theatre maker Chelsea Walker directs Anne Washburn’s imaginative, music-filled dark comedy, which explores the relevance of culture on a society that has none left.

Thursday 20 May, 7.30pm
Monday 24 May, 2pm & 7.30pm
Tuesday 25 May, 7.30pm

When everything we know has been stripped away, we’re always left with a story…

After the collapse of civilisation, a group of survivors recount an episode of The Simpsons.

Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society which is sincerely trying to hold onto its past.

Seventy five years later pop songs, sitcom plots and jingles are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

“Mr Burns has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas... with depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination.” – The New York Times

This amateur production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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