8.00 PM on Mon 4 – Thur 7 March
8.00 PM on Sat 9, Tue 12 and Fri 15 March
8.15 PM on Sat 16 March
3.00 PM on Thur 14 March
£15 / £13 / £11
By Matt Grinter
Directed by Chloe Masterton
“One girl, against the happiness of the whole village. Can you not see it has to be done?”
The last day of summer. The village must choose a new Daughter to sail with the fishing boats and bless the waters, keeping the threat of the orcas that roam the sea at bay for another year. Fan hopes with all her heart to be the one chosen, but her older sister Maggie is adamant she must never, never, go with the boats.
Because something happened to Maggie out there. Because no one will admit it. Because sometimes the most beautiful places harbour the darkest secrets.
Orca is an incisive, unflinching insight into what makes a community tolerate the unthinkable.
First performed at Southwark Playhouse. Winner of the Papatango Prize for New Writing.
Duration: 1 hr 20 mins approx | no interval
Recommended age: 14+
Trigger warnings: sexual abuse (implied and integral, but not depicted in the moment of abuse)
Strong language: no
By arrangement with Nick Hern Books. Image Credit: Hide the Shark
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Writer Matt Grinter
Director Chloe Masterton
Assistant Director Claire O’Reilly
Set Designer Robin Davis
Costume Designer Oscar Selfridge
Lighting Designer Chris Horseman
Sound Designer Daniel Harvey
Voice and Dialect Coach
Deputy Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Managers
Danny Davies and Ambra Fuller
Lighting Operator Rosie Tredray
Sound Operator Maya Barker
Hebe Perry, Joel Williams, Maya Barker, Oliver Wareham, Ella Jackson, Felicity Simmons, Danny Davies
Props Maker Meriel Pym
Scenic Art Supervisor
Emma Inge and Julie O’Connor
Costume Makers Becky Davies, Rhianne Good and Katie Ireland
Production Photos Craig Fuller
Special thanks to: Sainsbury’s – Clifton Down, The Spiny Lobster – Seafood Restaurant & Fishmonger and Bristol Old Vic
Our Production Arts students have produced a podcast featuring interviews with the cast, director and crew on Orca, giving an insight into the creative process behind the show.