Pig by Alex Oates
Hull Truck Theatre, 9-11 July 2015
New Diorama Theatre, London, 15-19 September 2015
Part of Lyn Gardner's Guardian theatre picks of the week
Police. Pigs. Fuzz. Rozzers.
Guardians. Heroes. Puppets.
Kinetic and full of energy [...] the result is an ever shifting feast for the eyes that never bores"
Meet Ted, Coral, and Gaz, two cops and a robber. Ted wants to be a hero. Coral will do anything for a promotion. Gaz’s best mate is a pigeon, he never stood a chance.
In response to anonymous interviews with serving officers and those affected by the force, Silent Uproar with playwright Alex Oates bring a dark comedy that looks at how the world either side of the thin blue line isn’t black and white, just many shades of grey. Hours of e-forms, stolen gnomes, fractured skulls: another day in the war on crime gone mad.
Supported by Hull City Council, Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund.
New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton Street, Regent's Place, London, NW1 3BF
" I can't wait to see what's next in store for this emerging company
Ted: James Stanyer
Coral: Alice Beaumont
Gaz: Matthew May
Writer: Alex Oates
Director: Alex Mitchell
Designer: Alex Brook
Stage Manager/Technical Manager: Jon Calvert
Lighting Designer: Adam Foley
Marketing Manager: Rich Sutherland
Musical Director: Gary Cameron
Pig was made with the support of Arts Council England, Hull City of Culture 2017, Hull City Council, New Diorama Emerging Company Fund, Hull Trains, The American Chip Spice Company, and our amazing kickstarter supporters.
Images by Richard Davenport