Ask Audrey Ask Audrey
View:
Article
Article

Ditch

Beth Steel's play transports you to a grim vision of Britain's future. And you thought they only had Brexit to worry about ...

Text size
Text size
Category: Theatre
Show: Ditch
Book Now
Add to favourites

Ditch

Date: 14 Mar 2019

Britain, the near future …

The ocean has flooded the country, pushing the population into cities. Pollution has warped the environment, the ground is relentless and produces no crop. The government has become a fascist regime, banning women’s reproductive rights and sending all its men to fight in pointless wars against countries they haven’t heard of.

But on a remote security outpost in the Peak District stands the last semblance of humanity: two young lovers connecting for the first time, two soldiers who dream of running away and two old souls trying to find some peace in their shattered lives.

Beth Steel’s first play, Ditch premiered at the High Tide Festival in 2010 before transferring to the Old Vic Tunnels for a six-week run. Steel was awarded the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2014.

Kim Hardwick directs the play’s Sydney premiere. Laurence Coy, Angus Evans, Giles Gartrell-Mills, Fiona Press, Martin Quinn and Jasmin Simmons feature.

Content
Barbara and the Camp Dogs
Add to favourites
TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 4 - 28 Apr 2019

Barbara and the Camp Dogs

This 2017 hit returns to Belvoir for a special encore season before embarking on a national tour.

Every Brilliant Thing
Add to favourites
TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 8 - 31 Mar 2019

Every Brilliant Thing

Kate Mulvany stars in a unique play for one actor, who tells her story with the help of people in the audience.

The Realistic Joneses
Add to favourites
TheatreLimelight on Oxford, Darlinghurst, Sydney 13 - 30 Mar 2019

The Realistic Joneses

In Will Eno's The Realistic Joneses, two suburban couples share a lot more than their surnames.

See More

More to see

View All
Exhale
Add to favourites
TheatreGriffin Theatre, Kings Cross, Sydney 9 - 13 Apr 2019

Exhale

Black Birds explore the relationships and boundaries forged between Indigenous cultures on foreign lands.

Mosquitoes
Add to favourites
TheatreDrama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point 8 Apr - 18 May 2019

Mosquitoes

The Australian premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's international hit is a tale of sibling rivalry set against a backdrop of scientific discovery.

Once in Royal David’s City
Add to favourites
TheatreNew Theatre, Newtown, Sydney 19 Mar - 13 Apr 2019

Once in Royal David’s City

Exasperated and depressed, a theatre director flees the city for a friend’s Byron Bay weekender.

The Last Five Years
Add to favourites
MusicalEnsemble Theatre, Kirribilli, Sydney 29 Mar - 27 Apr 2019

The Last Five Years

Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years chronicles a couple’s passionate romance from both perspectives.

Top