Two sisters have to deal with the effects of their toxic childhood in new drama Poisoned Polluted. Find out more about the hit production with this behind the scenes trailer, then act fast to book tickets for the final performances.
Kathryn O’Reilly’s drama runs at the Old Red Lion Theatre until 30 November 2019.
“I have to fight back. But I can’t fight back. It’s so strong, the feeling is so strong. I can’t breathe and there’s a tapping a light tapping that’s when I wake. I wake up.”
Two sisters struggle to survive in the wake of a toxic childhood, bound by the legacy of what has been before. Each must find a way to build a life out of chaos. But what happens when the ties that bind become the thing that holds you back? Inextricably linked by blood, all they have is each other.
O’Reilly’s play is a stark, bold, powerful and poetic drama looking at the effects on adult life of childhood trauma and the cycles of drug abuse. The actor and writer’s second play, Poisoned Polluted explores themes of co-dependency, parental loss, abuse and addiction.
In addition to writing Poisoned Polluted, O’Reilly also stars in the production opposite Anna Doolan. The pair previously worked together on Bluebird at The Space in 2018. Lucy Allan directs the show.
Since opening at the Old Red Lion Theatre earlier this month, Poisoned Polluted has collected a host of fantastic reviews. Theatre News called it “A courageous piece of theatre with a rich psychological realism”, Broadway World called it “an earnest and piercing play” and Stage Door said it was “a powerful production”.
Poisoned Polluted plays at the Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 st John St, Islington, London EC1V 4NJ until 30 November 2019 with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays 7.30pm, matinees Saturdays and Sundays 3pm. Tickets are priced £15.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!