By Mike Bartlett
Directed by David Mercatali
Designed by Charlotte Cooke & Anisha Fields
At the beginning of Mike Bartlett’s powerful, profound and epic play, twelve complete strangers across London wake up from an identical, terrifying dream, full of monsters, explosions and thousands of voices.
These very different lives become woven together in a politically uncertain world that’s yearning for change.
Enter John, a Christ-like figure, a firebrand who can whip up crowds and persuade them to action. But with what consequences?
Set in a dark and magical landscape, 13 depicts a Britain both familiar and strange - a Britain staring into the void. In a year which has seen governments change and people take to the streets, 13 explores the meaning of personal responsibility, the hold that the past has over the future and the very nature of belief itself.
First performed to great critical acclaim in 2011 at the National Theatre, London, 13 has even more resonance today than it did then. It is a play that needs to be seen.
£15 full £10 concession.