The multiple award-nominated team behind West End hit SID return with Leon Fleming’s new play KICKED IN THE SH*TTER, directed by Scott Le Crass.
Depression. Sanctions. Anxiety. Self-harm. Back to work. Substance Abuse.
JSA. AA. ESA. FA. PIP. It’s grim out there. It’s grim everywhere. Sibling love and sibling dependency; Kicked in the Sh*tter is a tale of brother and sister struggling to live with mental health difficulties amidst the labyrinthine wreckage of a decayed welfare state. This isn’t poverty porn; there’s nothing sexy about despair.
Life is pretty shit when you’re trapped in a forever darkening world of incompassionate government policy with no
way out. Holding on to each other might be the only thing stopping you drown. Leon Fleming’s new play is a story
of struggle and hope for those who fall through the cracks today and every day.
Kicked in the Sh*tter is co-commissioned by Theatre in the Mill, Bradford and comes from the team that created
the 5-star, award-nominated West End hit Sid.
Director Scott Le Crass commeneted: “I am delighted to working with Leon again on such a poignant, honest play that has such a beautiful story about sibling love at the heart of it. We have brought together a superb cast and creative team that are passionate about this play and it’s relevant subject matter”
Scott and Leon are the writer/director duo behind the hugely successful SID.
SID award nominations:
2 Offies (best director: Scott Le Crass, best male: Dario Coates)
4 Broadway World (Best director: Scott Le Crass, Best actor in a play: Dario Coates, Best lighting: Jai Morjaria, Best new play: Leon Fleming)
Him – James Clay
Her – Helen Budge
Producer 5pound5 Theatre in a co-commission with Theatre in the Mill
Writer Leon Fleming
Director Scott Le Crass
The Hope Theatre 207 Upper Street London N1 1RL
21 MAR – 8 APR 2017 Tues – Sat 7.45pm
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