19:15, Thu 23rd – Fri 24th February 2012 at Homerton Auditorium
Lent Week 5
'You've found out something secret. You know that don't you?'
A girl clutching a teddy bear. A homely kitchen. A comforting aunt.
Caryl Churchill's Far Away may seem perfectly benign at first glance. But this idyllic image soon descends into dystopia as we discover it's no nightmare that Joan (the girl) is suffering from. Churchill takes us into a world of chaos and confusion where Latvian dentists can't be trusted and the elephants have gone over to the Dutch. The words may seem surreal, but with its undertones of real-world atrocities is this world really as 'Far Away' from our own as we'd like to think?
You'll never be able to look at a hat the same way again...