Blood Crossed

9 - 21 November 2015

by Gareth Cadwallader

Ladies. Gentlemen. Are your loins girded? Because we are going to war. We are the right hand of the God of Vengeance. Strike hard. Strike fast. Stand together. Your instructions and trading limits are in your in-trays. Get to it. 

Nominated as City Personality of the Year, super-star trader Seb Gross intoxicated with greed and ambition is getting ready for the biggest deal of his life.

But his betrayed, old friend Bennett and spurned lover Marcia are waiting in the wings to bring him down. When Seb finds himself falling in love with the unbending and stunningly beautiful Head of Compliance, Deborah Rezillo he leaves himself vulnerable to revenge. Get ready for blood on the trading floor in this Jacobean tragedy set in the City’s most profitable bank.

Blood Crossed will be presented over three weeks; the weeks in between performances are used to further develop the work, learning from the rehearsals, audience engagement and peer feedback. Come along and take a chance to see how a play is developed and to have your say about how it will turn out!

Praise for Gareth Cadwallader’s past work:

‘a lively, well-imagined piece of writing’
– Time Out

‘compelling’
– Financial Times

‘snappy, snarky, and brisk, this is a drawing-room update on the classic story of the Egyptian queen, pulled off with effortless screwball panache’
– Flick Filosopher

‘full of interesting detail’
– Islington Gazette

‘intriguing’
– British Theatre Guide

‘pretty much flawless’
– Mouth London

Mary Franklin’s past work includes Noonday Demons (King’s Head Theatre), Madame Manet (Tabard Theatre), The Diary Of A Nobody (White Bear and King’s Head Theatre), Marco Polo? (Hen and Chickens) the World Premiere of Joe Orton’s Fred & Madge (Hope Theatre), The Boy Who Cried (Hope and Tabard Theatre), Cleopatra (King’s Head and Hope Theatre), The Young Visiters (The Hen and Chickens), Feather (Arcola), Twelfth Night (OFS Theatre), Gormenghast (Pleasance Dome).