26 October - 13 November 2010
THERE WILL BE MORE (2010)
Directed by Adam Spreadbury-Maher
Produced by Berislav Juraić
Designed by Julia Berndt
FINANCIAL TIMES CRITICS' CHOICE
An eagerly awaited new world premiere by Edward Bond, especially written for Good Night Out Presents.
Edward Bond's new play is a harrowing portrait of a world gripped by endless war, and of the toll this takes on personal and social relationships. A heroine, Dea, has committed a terrible act and has been exiled; and when she meets someone from her past she is forcefully confronted by the broken society that drove her to commit her crimes. The play simultaneously presents a forceful challenge to contemporary drama: examining its progress, its place and what it does for mankind. It is part of a longer drama in which Edward Bond argues that western drama has exhausted its patrimony and no longer serve a human purpose and it has to return to its profound origins in human need.
"It's alive, and it's dreadful, and it's challenging." -Michael Coveney, WHAT'S ON STAGE
"Hard, unfliching writing." THE GUARDIAN
"There really is very little I can say that is not a compliment to this play, its writer, the director and the actors." ****THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
"Helen Bang, Timothy O'Hara and Stephen Billington are all superb... Spreadbury-Maher's direction was right on target." ****REMOTE GOAT
"What Bond has to say is as important now as it ever
was. His work shocks – the audience was breathless... The actors are perfectly cast and handle the material brilliantly." ****HAM & HIGH
"There Will Be More fit perfectly. The result was powerful... thrilling and unexpected." ****LONDON FESTIVAL FRINGE
"This starkly eloquent play stretches credulity to snapping point... The excellent Helen Bang conveys the woman's eerie impassivity... Timothy O'Hare is both creepy and touchingly vulnerable." ***THE INDEPENDENT
"Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s production is full-on, uncompromising, difficult to stomach... A modern Medea." ***WHAT'S ON STAGE
"Bond's writing goes to the darkest places you can imagine... Spreadbury-Maher's production does not shy away from the raw violence: the set is minimal and the only soundtrack is the audience's gasps." ***KILBURN TIMES
"This is a tragedy of Greek proportions... The cast handle the subject matter well and pull off some remarkably tough theatrics on stage under the watchful direction of Adam Spreadbury-Maher." THE STAGE
"From Bond’s script to Spreadbury-Maher’s vision to the actors’ interpretation, we have characters that are fascinating to watch... Bond is a consistently brilliant playwright... Helen Bang is phenomenal." EXTRA! EXTRA!
"Playwright Edward Bond... has delivered a darker than dark view of humanity in his new play." CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL/ISLINGTON TRIBUNE
"Adam Spreadbury-Maher’s production gives this bleakness a close-up claustrophobia."