theatre 2018

Neon

Jude, a therapist, meets her girlfriend's reclusive flatmate. He spends all of his time inside drinking Capri Suns. He also claims to be God. But when one of Jude’s patients comes to her having had visions of a strange man in his flat, she finds herself caught up in the birth of John’s new religion. 

 

What lies beyond death? What lay before life? Neon is a bold new play that explores loneliness, death and transcendence, and the potential to find faith in the unlikeliest of spaces.

 

Neon was first performed at Roborough Studios in Exeter in June 2018, before moving to StuFF Festival at Nottingham New Theatre, and finishing its tour with a sell-out run at the Camden Fringe, in August 2018.

For the 2018 Camden Fringe, Samuel James took over from Stuart Duncan and Patrick Swain took over from Ben Mallett.

DIRECTED BY

Jasper Frost

written BY

Patrick Swain

Starring

Ben Mallett, Stuart Duncan, Olivia Denton, Siobhan McAuley, James Murphy, Molly Barber, Samuel James, Patrick Swain

produced by

Jonathan Taylor

Year

2018

Stagedoor Audience Favourite Award - winner

★★★★½ 

"the Ambition is Palpable"
Exeposé

★★★★ 

"Caged Bird aren't afraid to think big"
Views from the gods
"Strong, snappy, funny and varied . . . all well directed by Jasper Frost"
Broadway Baby
"A tight, funny, tragic, often devastating piece"
Lesley-ann Jones, Bohemian Rhapsody