2015: No refugee crisis ever looked so chic, darling.
The social fabric has finally torn. Airports are closed, roads are blocked. Now even the 1% need to seek asylum. Four obscenely rich members of the elite pay through the nose to join an exclusive party on the last ship leaving London. They stay alive using the only things they know – money, sex and madness. But the ship is sailing in the wrong direction. They don’t know each other. They don’t know the Captain. They don’t know what the hell is going on.
Like a perverse Aesop’s fable for the apocalypse, the twisting plot explores how progress can sometimes be a trap. In this case it involves elegant glamour, brutal food poisoning, cyborg finance, and a delicious bull testicle meringue.
International Waters comes from multi-award-winning writer and director David Leddy, who has been called a ‘maverick’ (Guardian), a ‘genius’ (Scotsman), an ‘innovator’ (Times) and an ‘institution’ (Independent).
Presented by Fire Exit in co-production with Tron Theatre. Developed with support from Mungo Park Theater, Denmark.
★★★★★ 'OUTSTANDING' (Daily Record)
★★★★★ 'MAGNIFICENT' (Mumble Theatre)
★★★★ 'TOUR-DE-FORCE' (Herald)
★★★★ 'IRRESISTIBLE' (The List)
★★★★ 'FIERCE' (Scotsman)
★★★★ 'UTTERLY GRIPPING' (Reviews Hub)
★★★★ 'POWERFUL' (TV Bomb)
★★★★ 'DARKLY DELICIOUS' (Broadway Baby)
22 – 26 March 2016, Tron Theatre, Glasgow
SCOTTISH TOUR 2016
30 March – 2 April, Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
5 April, The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
8 April, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Written and directed by DAVID LEDDY
Sarah Cobb CLAIRE DARGO
Ben Spooner ROBIN LAING
Sophia Briggs SELINA BOYACK
Arian Martens LESLEY HART
Designer BECKY MINTO
Lighting Designer NICH SMITH
Sound Designer DANNY KRASS
Consultant Producer KATE BOWEN
General Manager HANNAH PUTSEY
Production Manager NIALL BLACK
Stage Manager LINSEY JOHNSTONE
Technical Stage Manager CHRIS GOWLING
Props Supervisor DAVID YOUNG
Technician on Tour AMIR SHERHAN
Wardrobe Supervisor EMILY BATES
Tailor AMELIE FUERST
Marketing Consultant NIALL WALKER
PR LIZ SMITH
Online Articles Writer ANDREW EATON-LEWIS
Creative Learning Coordinator LUCY DEERE
Typesetter/Proof-reader DERMOT FITZSIMONS
Captioned by GLENDA CARSON
Audio Described by ALEX HAMILTON & ALEXA ISPAS
Funded by CREATIVE SCOTLAND
Co-produced with TRON THEATRE
Developed with support from MUNGO PARK THEATER, DENMARK
This play is included in the free e-book of Hits and Misses which can be downloaded here
Learn more about the ideas and inspirations behind International Waters.
Specially commissioned articles on ideas from the show, behind-the-scenes photographs and featured music, are available online.