The Trafalgar Studios 2 in London’s West End sets itself up for a visit from Philip Ridley’s 2005 play “Mercury Fur”, an adult play that has already had an effect on London theatre audiences earlier this year when it opened at the Old Red Lion Theatre. The production includes cast members such as Ciaren Owens and Olly Alexander, whilst its director is Ned Bennett.
The story of “Mercury Fur” takes audiences to a post-apocalyptic East End in London, a dangerous world where the gangs and the terrorists are in charge. Our focus is on a group of youths, who form a gang that outwits its rivals and makes money from holding parties for wealthy clients – where any of their fantasies can become reality. It is at one of these parties that a child is murdered part of the fantasy and this forces them to confront their lifestyle and their world.
Philip Ridley is a multi-talented artist whose work also spans photography, literature and film. His plays, however, span back to the early 1990s and include the likes of “Shivered” from 2012, “Tender Napalm” from 2011 and previous works such as “Leaves of Glass” from 2007, “Vincent River” from 2000 and “The Pitchfork Disney” from 1991. His movies include “The Krays”, which starred Gary and Martin Kemp as the infamous Kray Twins.
The production heads to the venue following the show “Step 9 (of 12)”, which runs to the end of May.
“Mercury Fur” begins its run at Trafalgar Studios 2 on Wednesday 29th May 2012 and then continues to Saturday 23rd June 2012.
|Booking From:||Tuesday, 29th May 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 23rd June 2012|
|Matinees:||Thursday and Saturday 3.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.45pm|
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