Watch a fiercely original new play, fusing politically charged drama with biting comedy, at the Southwark Playhouse. Yellowfin delves into the backroom dealings of a future where the world’s fish have inexplicably vanished.
So, apart from something fishy, what’s the play about? Yellowfin is a study of power and how far people will go to defend it.
In a committee room on Capitol Hill, three senators question a man on suspicion of illegally trading rare marine commodities. He swears he abandoned the black market years ago, but his interrogators aren’t so sure.
Set in a world that’s adapting to a ‘new normal’ of its own, this production offers a timely insight into citizenship and responsibility to the planet. The play’s premiere at Southwark Playhouse marks a new collaboration between two rising stars, writer Marek Horn (Wild Swimming) and director Ed Madden (Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons).
Horn’s play combines the epic scope of an ecological parable with the detail of four finely-drawn character studies. It takes a hard but playful look at the world around us and the people who govern it. Yellowfin explores the limits of science and the power of myths. And asks, why must we always search for answers?
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When: 13th October – 6th November 2021
Where: Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
£: Tickets cost from £18
More info: www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk