Under the Radar - a new dark comedy about the conflicts between gender, tradition and modernity bubbling up to the surface in the contained space of a submarine - makes its debut at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 12 to 16 November.
Lee, a quick-witted reporter, sets out to write a career-making article on an eccentric inventor, Captain Martin Christensen, and the maiden voyage of his private submarine. The two set off and, before long, the contained space of the vessel becomes a darkly comic microcosm for the conflicts between gender, tradition and modernity. Under the radar, these extremes play out, but only one of the passengers will make it back to shore.
Eleanor Hill, cast as Lee, and Nicholas Anscombe as Martin, spar in this ‘compelling, chaotic and macabre play… skilfully interweaving witty dialogue and black humour with a sophisticated treatment of themes’. Papatango New Writing Prize Reader Feedback
Under the Radar looks to dissect the unconscious bias and misogyny held by many men towards women, especially relevant in the #MeToo era. Through this sharp, witty and macabre narrative lens, it examines whether our cultures and traditions are the foundation of this prejudice, and how they perpetuate this bias in supposedly modern men.
7.15pm 12 -16 November 2019
The Bread & Roses Theatre at 68 Clapham Manor Street, London, United Kingdom, SW4 6DZ
Buy Tickets at: https://www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk
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Eleanor Hill is an East 15 graduate and winner of the Mandy Monologue Award 2019.
Theatre credits include Obsolete Tomfoolery 2018 (Etcetera Theatre), The Bacchae 2018 (Corbett Theatre);
Film credits include With you 2018 (London Film Academy) and The Car 2019 (Short Film by Shirley Marshall).
WRITER AND DIRECTOR
Dr Jonathon Crewe is a writer and director for film, theatre and radio, whose work predominantly investigates forms of representation and socio-cultural hierarchies. His PhD examined media and political elite’s marginalisation of the white working-class and his subsequent radio and theatre play, Toy Soldier, looked at class in the military. His debut feature film, Face2Face, deals with the creation of self-identity through social-media - a Frankenstein for the digital age. His latest production, Under the Radar, analyses the link between tradition, culture and male privilege, and how they manifest in unconscious bias, misogyny and violence.
Nicholas Anscombe is an actor, physical performer and puppeteer. He trained at Rose Bruford College and recently completed filming and puppeteering on the new Sky series, The Third Day, starring Jude Law.
He played The Baron in 80 Days: A Real World Adventure (Underbelly Festival Southbank 2019). He won Best Supporting Actor for Elevator Blues (Thinc Films) and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor with Memory Man (Encounter Films).
Other credits include:
The Creature - Requiem (BBC/Netflix – New Pictures), Colonel Von Braun - Revenge of Robert (Amazon Prime - North Bank Entertainment, Sherlock Holmes & The Hound of the Baskervilles (Open Book Theatre), Sleepyhead (Little Angel Theatre).
Puppetry credits include:
TwirlyWoos (CBeebies), Newzoids (ITV), Sing For Your Life (Winner of Origins & Pick of the Week Awards at The Vaults festival), Boris & Sergey's Vaudevillian Adventure (Flabbergast Theatre).