“White hot”, “astute” and “superbly intense” – critics and theatre fans have had their say on the new production of Peter Hamilton’s darkly comic tale about a far-right group? Take a look at what they’ve been saying, then book your tickets!
The tense drama, directed by Ken McClymont, runs at the Old Red Lion Theatre until 5 October 2019.
An aristocratic civil servant working for MI6 is tracking down trouble-makers of the far right and poses as an embittered racist in order to lure a group of disaffected, working-class, white men into a plot to set up the Danelaw, a white-supremacist state in East Anglia. As this ludicrous plan unfolds, it engulfs both civil servant and his prey in unforeseen violence and chaos.
Danelaw reunites Hamilton with regular collaborator and former Artistic Director of the Old Red Lion Theatre, McClymont, who previously directed Hamilton’s The Poetry of Exile and Playground.
Dan Maclane leads the cast as Cliff, a racist thug serving five years in prison, who is offered the chance to re-establish the Golden Age of Viking rule by Mr Warboys, played by Craig Crosbie. Bradley Crees, Will Henry, Marcus Kinsella, Marcel Hagen, Tomi Jatto, Richard Fish, Evelyn Craven, Josie Ayers and Emma Stannard complete the cast.
Danelaw runs at Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John St, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ from 17 September to 5 October 2019, with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays 7.30pm, matinees Saturdays and Sundays 3pm. Tickets are priced £16. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!