Kevin Mandry’s new photographer studio-set play EROS, now in previews ahead of its world premiere tomorrow (30 August 2018) at London’s White Bear Theatre, captures the moment in time when the Internet and digital imagery first started to change our perceptions of reality. Check out our own first-look digital images of the production onstage… and then get booking!
With one click, anything becomes an image, and image is everything. What happens when fantasy becomes more real than flesh?
Ross used to take photos of women. He says it was about beauty. Now Kate’s back in his studio after twenty years. She remembers things differently. She says she’s there for justice.
Noticing how younger generations have grown up in a world mediated overwhelmingly through screens, author Kevin Mandry wrote EROS to explores how this is increasingly corrupting many human relationships.
Set in the 1990s at the dawn of the internet, the show targets the moment when digital images first began to dominate our consciousness, and a younger generation began to feed hungrily on them. EROS brings to life the effects of society’s obsessions with beauty and conformity.
This tense three-hander stars Stephen Riddle as Ross, Anna Tymoshenko as Kate and Felicity Jolly as Teri, directed by Stephen Bailey. Production photography by Stephanie Claire.
EROS runs from 28 August to 15 September 2018 at the White Bear Theatre, 138 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4DJ. Performances (90 minutes) are Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, with Sunday matinees at 4pm. Tickets are priced £14 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!