Southwark Playhouse Young Company presents
by Max Frisch Translated by Alistair Beaton
‘If the nonsense that happens
Is put down to fate
Just because it has happened
Then the flames may rise
To the point where nobody knows
How to put out the fire‘
While the media ignite the city’s fear of fire, Gottlieb and Babette Biederman find their comfortable life together intruded upon by mysterious strangers, all under the watchful eyes of a chorus of Firefighters.
Originally written in the years following World War II, but with particular relevance to recent events, The Arsonists explores how our own inaction can lead to a tragedy that engulfs an entire community.
Matthew R Connelly
Theresa S Leopold
Nassy Konan Maureen
YoCo is a youth-led theatre company for young people aged 16-25. It aims to provide young people with little or no formal dramatic training or acting experience the opportunity to get involved, get some skills, and get on stage.