After lauded productions of Feel, At Last and Lately, Proforca Theatre premieres its latest new play by James Lewis, co-written with Georgie Bailey, at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre next month. Volcano, starring Jamie O’Neill, runs for six performances only from 8 to 12 March 2022. Time to get booking!
One Man. One City. One Night to Remember.
On a day that starts just like any other, Max receives a piece of news that will force him to confront everything he knows about himself and to embark on a 12-hour odyssey across London that will change his life forever.
Volcano is an explosive roller-coaster ride through a night in one man’s life as everything falls apart. It’s co-written by James Lewis (Proforca Theatre Company) and Georgie Bailey (ChewBoy Productions), and directed by David Brady, artistic director of Proforca Theatre and Lion & Unicorn Theatre.
Jamie O’Neill, who stars as Max, has featured in Lazarus Theatre’s acclaimed productions of Salome, Macbeth, The Revenger’s Tragedy and Edward II. His other recent stage credits include A Very Short Interval, Learning to Swim, 50 Years, New Year’s Eve and Festivus.
O’Neill is joined in the cast by Dodie Finamore as Caroline From HR, Lauren Ferdinand as Sophie and Georgie Bailey as Sam. Movement direction is by Lucy Glassbrook.
Content advisory: Contains very strong language, adult themes, drugs references and references to mental health and suicide.
Praise for previous shows
Proforca Theatre’s previous acclaimed and award-recognised productions, all seen at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, where it is resident and managing company, include Feel, At Last, AAAAA [FiveA] and Lately. Volcano is a brand-new piece of work for the company.
★★★★ “A beautiful and personal drama, Lately’s themes of wanting to escape both physically & mentally from your life are relatable on so many levels” – Everything Theatre
★★★★ “This is such an exquisite & sensitively written play, I would happily have spent another evening in its company” – View From The Outside
★★★★ “With a beautifully realised stage alongside such powerful acting, AAAAA restores & revitalises my love for theatre” – A Younger Theatre
★★★★★ “Directed with incredible pace, precision & heart-breaking realism… At Last is played by a company at the top of their game” – The Review Chap
★★★★★ “Feel is a wonderful play about the emotional brutality of knowing that it is our imperfections that make us. I came away moved to tears by this simple & beautiful play” – Plays to See
★★★★★ “James Lewis’ writing is raw & unforgiving… Feel as a play is a joy to watch. And Proforca Theatre is a company to watch too” – MyTheatreMates
Volcano runs from 8 to 12 March 2022 at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, London NW5 2ED, with evening performances at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets £14 (concessions £12). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!