APR 3 - APR 14
Sunday - Thursday, 7.30pm, 90 mins
A fierce dance of the displaced, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea opens at Theatre N16 for a two week limited run on Sunday 3 April, produced by Theatrum Veritatus, starring Gareth O’Connor (Once, West End) and Megan Lloyd Jones, and directed by Courtney Larkin.
John Patrick Shanley’s classic play is an explosive, deeply affecting study of alienation and the redemptive power of love. Two castaways, Danny and Roberta, fight their way to each other and cling violently in a sea of hardship for a chance at the happiness afforded to most but denied to them. Here lies the ingredients that make us human: the need to be heard, understood, loved and accepted, and the fear of not being any of them. New York is many things, but forgiving is not one of them.
Theatrum Veritatus is a new theatre company of emerging professional artists who are passionate about the cross-fertilization of the North American and British theatrical traditions. They bring together cultures from both sides of the pond to explore shared heritage, and collective futures.
Courtney Larkin is an international Theatre Director currently residing in London, England. She holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Theatre Directing from East 15 Acting School along with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from Montreal's Concordia University. She has been working in the theatre for over a decade and has dedicated her life in the arts to exploring the human condition. Theatre as Director includes: Good King Richard (The Drayton Arms Theatre and The White Bear Theatre), Auld Acquaintance (Bread and Roses Theatre), I'm Not Here (The Cockpit Theatre), Home free! (Etcetera Theatre and Bread and Roses Theatre), Tuesdays and Sundays (Otherplace at the Basement), The Pillowman (Mainline Theatre, Montreal).
“Larkin's staging of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman steps in and jolts us uncomfortably, brilliantly, into remembering that at our core, we love being an audience" (Charlebois Post)
**** “Veritatus Theatre have put a lot of love and thought into this play (…) a tightly written and engagingly executed piece of theatre” (London Theatre 1)