“A great piece of theatre”, “really moving, very thought-provoking” – check out what audiences think of Graeae’s touring production of drama One Under, and what critics have said, then book your tickets for its London runs at the Arcola Theatre.
The revival of Winsome Pinnock’s 2005 play runs at the Dalston venue until 21 December 2019.
When a young man jumps in front of a train Cyrus is driving, the mysterious circumstances prompt him to search for answers. In pursuing the truth of Sonny’s final hours, Cyrus is led to laundrette worker Christine, as the past begins to catch up with people whose lives are changed forever.
Re-written and re-imagined by playwright Pinnock, this new version of One Under explores the themes of the power of guilt and the quest for atonement and delves into the fragility of human relationships.
What the critics have said about One Under:
★★★★ “One Under is a keenly enjoyable experience – and being brave enough to leave parts of the story untold pushes this drama into a different league. Complex and darkly satisfying, One Under proves that when drama moves beyond formula, anything can happen” – The Spy In The Stalls
★★★★ “Definitely one to catch as it tours … the subtly written and acted stories certainly stay with you hours after the event” – East Midlands Theatre
★★★★ “Fast-paced, thrilling, thought-provoking and superbly performed” – Beyond the Curtain
★★★★ “The success of One Under is a combination of the clever writing and the strength within the performances … believable and powerful” – North West End
“Heartrendingly tender … bringing gentleness to delicate scenes of connection” – The Guardian
“Structured like a thriller and scattered with fantastical fairytale motifs … Amit Sharma’s production, with captioning and audio description, is compact, stylish and keenly felt” – The Times
Stanley J Browne leads the cast of disabled and non-disabled performers, playing Cyrus. He returns to the Arcola, where he previously appeared in Titus Andronicus. Browne is joined in the cast by Reece Pantry, who plays Sonny, and Clare-Louise English, who plays Christine. Shenagh Govan and Evlyne Oyedokun complete the cast. Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Deputy Artistic Director Amit Sharma directs One Under.
This production of One Under, co-produced by Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth, was commissioned by Ramps on the Moon, a collaborative network of Arts Council of England National Portfolio Organisations working to achieve a step change in the employment and artistic opportunities for disabled performers and creative teams, and a cultural change in the participating organisations to enable accessibility to become a central part of their thinking and aesthetics. Each performance of One Under incorporates both audio-description and captioning.
One Under runs at the Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL from 10 to 21 December 2019, with performances Mondays to Saturdays 7.15pm (21 Dec 7pm), matinees Saturdays 2.30pm. Tickets from £10. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!