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This Beautiful Future

25 April — 27 May

A show about love in the extreme, in WWII occupied France.

Elodie is 17. She’s French. She lets down her hair and puts it up again. She finds reflective surfaces everywhere. She tests new looks.

Otto is 15. He’s a German soldier. He brushes his hair to make the shape of his head more perfectly oval. He tries not to look at himself in the mirror.

It’s 1944. Elodie and Otto are experiencing love for the very first time. Outside, the world around them is exploding. Inside, the room shakes. Elodie and Otto’s bodies touch.

Fusing youth with old age, the past with the present, pop tunes with Stalingrad, This Beautiful Future is about love in the extreme.

Written by Rita Kalnejais (First Love is the Revolution, Soho Theatre, ★★★★★ – Time Out) and directed by The Yard’s Artistic Director Jay Miller (The Mikvah Project, LINES, Removal Men), This Beautiful Future is “the best thing on in London at the moment bar none”.

Credits


  • Writer - Rita Kalnejais
  • Director - Jay Miller
  • Designer - Cécile Trémolières
  • Composer - Jonah Brody
  • Lighting Designer - Christopher Nairne
  • Sound Designer - Josh Anio Grigg
  • Casting Director - Sophie Parrott CDG
  • Video Design - Sarah Readman

Cast


  • Hannah Millward
  • Bradley Hall
  • Alwyne Taylor
  • Paul Haley

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