Oil & Trouble - FLOWBACK
In Association with Spin Arts Management
Venue: Arts Ed / RADA
Dates: 20 - 24 October / 1 - 5 December 2014
Louise Tanoto Marta Masiero Alan Westaway
Fionn Cox-Davies Lucy Ellinson Denise Black
Lauren Potter Joan Cleville Jane Leaney
Director / Writer: Lisa Goldman
Choreographer: Ben Duke
Composer: John Avery
Apply intense pressure to points of weakness and even the hardest things will crack. But what happens to the energy that is released?
When Ellie’s much-loved field gets taken over by a fracking company, she decides to take matters into her own hands. But with Dad working on the site and Nana creating a protest camp, her family appear to be fracturing too. The only one way to protect the earth is to dig down...
Beneath the field is a fantastical world where mouthy Mother Earth and Ellie’s personal spirit, Dervish, live out the impact of extreme energy, whilst in the field above, Nana demonstrates the power of humanity to generate change. As the world below starts to explode into the world above, Ellie plots to put things back to together...