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Pornography – 53two
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Pornography – 53two

Simon Stephens’ Pornography is a dark, gritty play, spotlighting the lives of 8 people in London at a time of momentous excitement – and horror. It focuses on individuals living through the awarding of the 2012 Olympics, swiftly followed by the 7/7 bombings in the capital, showcasing the crash from euphoria to chaos. Red Brick Theatre, the collaborative, Manchester-based theatre company, took on the task of performing the first professional production of Stephens’ play since 2009, a year after it was published. The piece is written as a collection of seven scenes, published in numerical order to serve as a countdown to the bombings, but Red Brick opted to separate and intertwine these scenes instead – meaning that the performance had a highly fluid nature to it. Upon entering 53two’...
Red Brick Theatre bring Pornography to 53two
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Red Brick Theatre bring Pornography to 53two

Red Brick Theatre announces their latest production PORNOGRAPHY by Simon Stephens. The stark and shattering play returns for its first professional UK production since 2009 at Manchester’s 53two from September 26th - 30th 2023 including a captioned performance. Written in response to London crashing from the euphoria of winning the race to host the 2012 Olympics, into the chaos and reality of the 7/7 bombings. Six stories pulsate through the heart of the city, serving as a countdown to the catastrophic attack. Red Brick Theatre present a striking new production of Simon Stephens’ (National Theatre, Royal Exchange, Royal Court) fractured portrait of Britain. Directed by Oliver Hurst (BRICKS, The BBC’s First Homosexual, Co-founder of Red Brick Theatre) with video direction by Beck Coo...