Square(d) new play by David Furlong, translated by Benedict Cooper.
Selected as part of Fresh ideas season at the New Wimbledon Theatre studio 2010
Square(d) is a farce. Four friends realize over one evening that they have the same comfort, same meaningless life and the same lover! Through a series of rare disasters, the unbelievable makes them question themselves. Their lives take a u-turn, for better, or worse ? Square(d) is a comedy about adults facing doubts in a credit-crunch era. What happens when they realize that the goals and dreams they’ve pursued half their lives, aren’t really fulfilling? What is the purpose of a consumerist society?
Why is your phone so tiny? Why do you own a rabbit as a pet? Do you really need an electric barbecue? Square(d)’s design is inspired by a single shot from the movie Fight Club where a character walks in a catalogue page. It’s a play about consumerism. Square(d) takes us deep into the madness of the situation as farces really are the most chaotic form of theatre ! Very influenced by “In yer face theatre” from the nineties, Tarantino and Grunge music, Square(d) is an edgy and funny way of looking at questions that people ask themselves today.
« Very entertaining with a reminiscence of Shallow Grave » – Nuala Calvi (freelance journalist The Guardian- The Stage) – 2010
Director: Francesca Seeley
Production design: Mike Lees
Producer: Fanny Dulin, Benedict Cooper.
Cast: Duncan Barrett, David Furlong, Stephen Leask, Toby Manley and the Rabbit.
In partnership with the Creature Company (Pet Shop)
March 2010 – New Wimbledon Studio