Out of Joint, in association with Karl Sydow and Ambassador Theatre Group, presents
Some Explicit Polaroids
by Mark Ravenhill 1999
“We’ve reached ‘they all lived happily ever after’ and we’ve gone past it and we’re still carrying on. Nobody’s ever written that bit before but we’re doing it. This is the happy world.”
After 15 years inside, political activist Nick emerges to find that the old causes of the 80s have become the lost causes of the 90s. As he struggles to get to grips with this new world, he collides with the new generation. Bonded by a love of pills, parties and therapy-speak, Nadia, Tim and Victor take Nick on a search for the happy-ever-after.
Sharp, satirical and pulsating with energy, Some Explicit Polaroids weaves an engaging urban fairytale for today. In an age where political change seems a distant memory, Ravenhill asks ‘how did we get from there to here?’ and ‘where do we go now?
Cast: Russell Barr, Nick Dunning, Fritha Goodey, Sally Rogers, David Sibley, Matthew Wait
Director: Max Stafford-Clark Designer: Julian McGowan Lighting: Johanna Town Sound: Paul Arditti
‘Ravenhill has more to say, and says it more refreshingly and wittily than any other playwright of his generation’
Time Out (No.1 Critics’ Choice)
‘Provocative, flamboyant and wickedly funny’ FT
‘Impeccable’ The Sunday Times
‘Bright, sharp, funny’ The Guardian