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New Comedy CATASTROPHISTS to Play the White Bear Theatre


New Comedy CATASTROPHISTS to Play the White Bear Theatre

Daniel Cooper in association with the White Bear Theatre presents Catastrophists, A New Comedy by Jack Stanley, directed by CameRon Cook, running 8th - 26th August. Press night Thursday 10th August, 7:00pm.

Catastrophists is a darkly comic new play about class, canapés and cults. In the Cotswolds. It is the debut play of Jack Stanley - a member of the award-winning Soho Theatre's Writer's Lab which has produced some of the most exciting young voices in contemporary British theatre.

"You're just quietly preparing for civilisation to collapse and really, we couldn't ask for anything more as neighbours."

Raf and Harry have well-paid jobs, a lovely semi in leafy Barnes and a brand new second residence in the heart of Wiltshire. In the neighbouring field, Claudia and Peter have a chewed up vegetable patch, a carbon-neutral yurt complex and an absolute conviction that the apocalypse is imminent.

Raf and Harry invite Claudia and Peter over for an apology meal after a misguided midnight call of nature in the field. But pleasantries soon switch to politics and the pulled pork is replaced by pulling punches when the hosts start testing the commune members' commitment to their cause. As the night descends into all-out anarchy, the consequences prove to be apocalyptic.

In an uncertain age where the threat of global disaster continues to linger, 'Catastrophists' is a darkly comic play all about class, cooking and communes - and whether any of us are quite as civilised as we like to think we are.


Elizabeth Donnelly (Raf): Elizabeth trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama and has performed in productions at The Pleasance, Et Cetera Theatre, The Factory, Liverpool and The Kazimier, Liverpool.

Alexander Stutt (Harry): Alex trained at The Drama Centre and has performed at the Jermyn Street, the White Bear and the Old Red Lion Theatre.

Patsy Blower (Claudia): Patsy trained at RADA and has worked at the London Palladium; London Coliseum and Sadlers Wells, as well as regional theatre throughout the UK and musical theatre in the USA.

Edmund Dehn (Peter): Edmund trained at LAMDA and has many years experience in classical and contemporary theatre (both in the UK and abroad) - performing in roles such as Corialanus and Prospero.

Catastrophists will be directed by CameRon Cook - a graduate of RADA and Birkbeck, and previously a member of the highly acclaimed Oxford Revue.


Daniel Cooper in association with The White Bear Theatre presents

by Jack Stanley
Directed by CameRon Cook

8th - 26th August 2017

138 Kennington Park Rd, SE11 4DJ

Press night: Thursday 10th August
Schedule: Tues - Sat 7:00pm; Sun matinees 4pm

Tickets: £15 (£12 concessions)
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