A provocative double bill showing the effects of war and terrorism on society, Cheekish Productions’ perform Eschara and Shoot/ Get Treasure/ Repeat at Exeter Northcott from Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 February.
The production brings together work by Mark Ravenhill, one of the most challenging writers in modern British theatre, and Cheekish Productions’ founder and artistic director, Phillip Whiteman.
Whiteman’s Eschara is the first play to explore the after effects of the 7/7 attacks on the London transport system.
Shoot/ Get Treasure/ Repeat is a cycle of three shorts plays which began life as part of Ravenhill For Breakfast at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe.
Cheekish Productions is a hotly-tipped new theatre company, whose work is supported by theatre luminaries including Tom Stoppard and Sir Ian McKellen. The company tackles strong subject matter, taking audiences out of their comfort zone and pushing boundaries to make work that is unorthodox and compelling.
The production is directed by Dan Ayling, who worked at Exeter Northcott in 2000/1 as stage manager for the National Youth Music Theatre productions of Pendragon and The Dreaming. He was also deputy stage manager for Exeter Northcott’s summer 2009 outdoor Shakespeare production of Romeo & Juliet.
Cheekish Productions’ associate director, co-producer and cast member Lindesay Mace was born and bred in Devon and studied at Exeter College.
Exeter Northcott, Exeter, from Wednesday 17 to Saturday 20 February at 8pm. Tickets: £10 to £16, half price concessions. Box Office 01392 493493 or from the Exeter Northcott website
• There is a post show talk on Thursday, February 18