Bremner, Briers, Greig, Ridley, et al. Set for Brits Off Broadway
The festival includes two plays by David Greig: Yellow Moon: The Ballad of Leila and Lee, about two Scottish teens who get caught up in murder, and Damascus, which stars Ewen Bremner as an English language textbook salesman on assignment to the oldest continuously inhabited city on earth.
Other offerings include Torben Betts' The Unconquered, about a fiercely intelligent young girl and her relentless refusal of the establishment; Mike Bartlett's Artefacts, about a London teen whose father suddenly turns up; Ian Rowland's Blink, an edgy examination of the close-knit lives and lies of a small south Wales community; Howard Goodall and Melvyn Bragg's musical The Hired Man, which tells the story of a young married couple and their struggle to carve a living from the land, just as the rhythms of English country life are being interrupted by the gathering storm of war in Europe.
Also to be presented will be Philip Ridley's Vincent River, about a woman visited by a teenager who has some connection with the death of her son; and Samuel Adamson's Some Kind of Bliss, starring Lucy Briers as Rachel, a small-time hack and seeker of minor adventure, who sets off down the Thames Path to Greenwich to interview British pop legend Lulu for her tabloid's glossy supplement.