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

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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.

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