Radiant Vermin

'A DARKLY FUNNY MORALITY PLAY'

The Guardian

Bristol Tobacco Factory and Soho Theatre, April 2015

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                 Nominated for three Off West End Awards

 

Ollie and Jill want to tell you about their dream home.
Some of the things they did to get it you might find... shocking.
But they want you to know - what ever they did - they did it all for their baby.
 
A wickedly comic satire about a young couple offered a way out of the housing crisis, and just how far they're prepared to go to get everything they've always wanted. 
 
Playful and provocative, Radiant Vermin is the showstopping first comedy by the internationally acclaimed Time Out, Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award-winning playwright Philip Ridley. Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali, the show reunites Ridley with the team behind nationally acclaimed premieres of Tender Napalm and 2014 Fringe First winning smash hit Dark Vanilla Jungle.
 

‘A deeply macabre, stingingly funny modern fairy tale… outrageous and surreal.’
★★★★ Financial Times

‘Fierce energy… dazzling performances.’
★★★★ Evening Standard

‘The most precise, intense and breathtaking piece of performance, masterfully directed.’
★★★★ Stage

 

Cast

Gemma Whelan, Sean Michael Verey, Amanda Daniels

 

Production

Written by Philip Ridley

Directed by David Mercatali

Designed by William Reynolds

Stage Manager: Hannah Royall

Produced by George Warren & Martha Rose Wilson (Metal Rabbit), Ben Monks & Will Young (Supporting Wall)