Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions
3 - 20 September 2014
by Will Eno
“I believed that people were perfect. And life went on forever”
NOMINATED FOR BEST DIRECTOR OFF-WEST END AWARDS
NOMINATED FOR BEST OFF-WEST END PLAY
Eight ordinary people, being ordinary, inadequate, and totally exposed. There’s a coach who’s had a dismal season and an airline spokeswoman trying to say sorry. A man and a woman are searching for true love, whilst two love, whilst two others wonder why the car won’t start.
Will Eno (author of Thom Pain (based on nothing) and The Realistic Joneses) offers a touching account of the absurdity of life, and its beauty, told through simple, honest and engaging stories.
Paul Lichtenstern’s production previewed earlier this year to great acclaim: Sir Trevor Nunn said ‘I laughed, I cried, I recognised and I celebrated. Oh our humanity indeed. I highly recommend,’ whilst Diyan Zora (Swivel Theatre Company) called it ‘fast paced, slick and highly engaging.’
Responses to the Preview Performance:
‘I laughed, I cried, I recognised and I celebrated. Oh our humanity indeed. I highly recommend.’
– Sir Trevor Nunn
‘Seriously good work! Honest and engaging… with excellent direction from Paul Lichtenstern, five very different performances all brilliantly handled.’
– Sam Carrack, Artistic Director of All the Pigs
‘A fast paced, slick and hugely engaging production. Seamlessly interwoven scenes and high energy performances, I was completely immersed in the play.’
– Diyan Zora, Artistic Director of Swivel Theatre Company