21:30, Tue 18th – Sat 22nd November 2014 at Corpus Playroom
Michaelmas Week 6
"I feel like everything I do is a performance for lapel mics and security cameras. Like there’s something in me which is the only real thing in the world and someone is trying to bleed it from me." A soldier comes home. A journalist loses his mind. An advertising firm markets a war. An adaptation of Aeschylus' Oresteia for a century of humanitarian intervention and marketised warfare, war war brand war interrogates family, war and tragedy in the internet age. As changed technologies and identical hubris lead nations into deadly wars with all of the relentlessness of the ticker tape that scrolls across the bottom of news channels and stock exchanges alike, one family's imbalance of power brings violence to an international arena.
Thom May has written for the National Youth Theatre and the Royal Court Studio Group. "war war brand war" is the winner of the 2014 RSC Other Prize.
"Intelligent, urgent and formally playful ... the play demonstrates the emergence of a clear and confident dramatic voice" - Pippa Hill, RSC