Bad Physics, in association with London Theatre Academy, presents
Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World
by Louis de Bernières
★★★★ Critics’ Choice
‘Amy Draper’s extraordinarily sensual production… an ingenious revival’ Time Out
’…an interesting exercise in perceptual estrangement, full of clever little wrinkles’ Evening Standard
’…does for the real south London neighbourhood of Earlsfield what Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood did for the fictitious Welsh town of Llareggub.’ The Stage
Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World is Louis de Bernières’ only play. Written as a ‘play for voices’ in 1999, it was originally broadcast by BBC Radio Three. Influenced by Dylan Thomas’ seminal piece Under Milk Wood, it is homage to a period of Louis de Bernières life in Earlsfield, South London and has never been performed live by a professional cast.
This unique production by Bad Physics will be a 60-minute sensory experience featuring a cast of eight. Blindfolded for the duration of the piece, half of the audience will choose to experience the play not only through hearing the dialogue, but also through the exhilaration of live sound effects, smells and touch. The rest of the audience will watch this played out in front of them as a performance within a performance, witnessing the effects created as well as the reactions of the audience experiencing them.
In addition to the gala performances, Louis de Bernières will be appearing as a surprise guest narrator at selected performances throughout the run.