Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth present
You Stupid Darkness!
by Sam Steiner
“I just think it’s, you know, important to look at the good things that are happening as well.”
Everything’s been falling apart for a while now. In a cramped, crumbling office four volunteers spend a few hours every Tuesday night on the phone to strangers telling them everything is going to be ok. As the outside world disintegrates around them, Frances, Joey, Angie and Jon teeter on the edge of their own personal catastrophes. Their hopes and fears become entangled as they try, desperately, to connect with the callers and with each other.
An urgent play from Sam Steiner about the struggle for optimism and community amid the chaos of a collapsing world.
★★★★ “Sam Steiner makes us beam as the world burns… When everything is falling apart, in the world or in our own private apocalypses, this hilariously bleak show suggests it might just be alright, so long as there’s someone there to listen.” The Guardian
★★★★ “Desperately funny… a work of extraordinary observation and overflowing empathy… a moving, original, and ultimately hopeful production.” The Stage
Recommended for ages 11+. Please note this show contains strobe lighting.
Amy Jane Cook
Company Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
Rehearsal Photos by Ali Wright
Tuesday 4th February, after the 7.30pm show
In Conversation with Hannah Martin. Co- founder of Green New Deal UK, a group set up to support and build the movement for a Green New Deal, a ten-year national action plan to tackle climate breakdown in a way that improves peoples’ lives and builds a fairer, more democratic society and economy. Free with a ticket for the show.
Read more about the Green New Deal UK, in an interview for Dazed Digital: https://bit.ly/2FOrpAj