24th - 25th May 2019
A draft sharing of new work from the 2019 Mayfesto Artists, Andy Edwards and Eve Nicol.
The waters are rising, land is disappearing; the flood has come. Noah’s on a mission from God – but no one has faith in men anymore. The twins Sera and Serac are too busy watching JAWS and his wife and daughter, Set and Nora, keep vanishing into the night. The old world is being washed away – and this family are falling apart.
Arketype is a tragicomic revisioning of Noah’s Ark, a retelling of the famous flood myth against a contemporary world of rising sea levels, mustard knitwear and bearded men whose boats we don’t need. Andy Edward’s Arketype was selected to receive a first draft commission and funding for script development as part of the 2019 Mayfesto Resident Artists programme.
Written by Andy Edwards
Directed by Eve Nicol