20 April - 7 May 2011
by William Mastrosimone
TIMEOUT NO.1 CRITICS’ CHOICE
NOMINATED FOR BEST PLAY IN THE LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE AWARDS
‘…an evening of theatre you’re not likely to forget in a hurry, thanks to an astonishingly realistic fight scene, terrific ensemble acting, and a staggeringly fine script.’
– London Theatre Guide
Mastrosimone’s searing and shocking play, Extremities transfers to the Tabard Theatre following its successful revival at The Courtyard Theatre earlier this spring.
A Day like Any other: Nothing new is planned for Marjorie’s morning other than clearing away the breakfast plates left by housemates Terry & Patricia, until this morning brings two unwelcome visitors: the first, a wasp that stings Marjorie but escapes, the second, Raul, a stranger & serial rapist that strikes but is captured.
This time he has met his match. The housemates return to find the tables turned and Marjorie in control of Raul but not quite of herself. And as her rage consumes her, Marjorie shocks her friends with a proposal that challenges the perilously thin line between justice and vengeance…
Extremities is a chilling and disturbing journey of exploration through the impulses of self-preservation and revenge. This production by Epsilon productions has been nominated for ‘Best Play’ in the London Festival Fringe Awards and now plays a limited run at the Tabard Theatre.
‘This compelling and daring play makes for difficult but important viewing’
– Remote Goat
‘Extremities has a driving, visceral plot, two central characters who are well drawn, who show a depth of pain and anger and occasional flashes of black humour that shoot through the terse and no-holds-barred script.’
– British Theatre Guide
‘This is one of the best productions that I have seen on the Fringe for many years. The atmosphere was electrically charged, the cast worked brilliantly together and when the interval came, I couldn’t believe that an hour had passed. The second half passed just as quickly and if I had another free night this week, I would go again.’