Do you like your fringe theatre to be provocative and grotesque? Your Molotov Kisses will not disappoint. Written by award-winning Venezuelan writer Gustavo Ott, the premiere of this new British version gets its full production at this year’s Camden Fringe.
Originally staged in 2002 (and sometimes known as Your Molotov Tenderness), Your Molotov Kisses has been relocated to modern-day Britain by director Gianluca Lello. It runs at London’s Etcetera from 8 to 16 August 2018 as part of this year’s Camden Fringe Festival.
A dark comedy about religious bigotry, racial profiling, misconceptions, deceptions and the fault linesof race, class and intolerance, Your Molotov Kisses asks: Why are we living with terror on our minds?
London, 2018. Daniel and Victoria are two successful professionals in a happy marriage. This well-heeled urban couple wants a child; more specifically, a son. However, when a mysterious package arrives from MI5, the lives of this upscale couple are turned upside down. What could their lives possibly have to do with terrorism?
“How many times have you travelled outside the country?”
“What’s that got to do with anything?”
“You hate everything foreign.”
Your Molotov Kisses has been created especially for the Camden Fringe by director Gianluca Lello following a successful rehearsed reading at CASA Latin American Theatre Festival at the Southwark Playhouse in 2017. It stars Lydia Cashman as Victoria and Matthew Bromwich as Daniel.
Born in Caracas, Venezuela and now based in the US, Gustavo Ott is a journalist, novelist, director and producer as well a playwright. He has received numerous international awards, productions, and residencies as a playwright, including at the Public Theatre (New York) and La Comedie Française (France). He is the winner of the Ricardo López Aranda International Playwriting Prize.
Ott’s many other playwriting credits include Pavlov: two seconds before the crime, I never said I was a good girl, Pornographic Heart, Two loves and a bug, Tears of a crocodile, Mummy in the closet, Five minutes without breathing, Brutality and Divorced, Evangelical and Vegetarian.
Director Gianluca Lello graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and is about to begin his MA in Theatre Directing at the Orange Tree Theatre. Lello’s previous work includes being Associate Director for the British premiere of Thebes Land, winner of the 2017 Off West End award for Best Production. He is the recipient of the 2017 Anthony Field Best Producer Award from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA).
Showing at the Camden Fringe, Your Molotov Kisses runs at 8.30pm on 8 – 12 August 2018, and then 6.30pm 14-16 August 2018 at the Etcetera Theatre, 265 Camden High Street, London NW1 7BU. Tickets are just £12 (concessions £10). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!