Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Mark Ravenhill
Red Stitch at Home
15 Jul – 9 Aug
Previews 8 – 11 Jul
“They can’t stand that the past wasn’t just the same as today. If something was done differently in the past they bawl and they whine, kick and spit and attack.”
Ravenhill’s darkly humorous meditation on institutionalised violence examines how we judge the past, with its different values, by the standards of the present.
Edward, the last bastion of an era that practised corporal punishment, is besieged by a mob of angry students and progressive values espoused by the new ‘Academy’ system of schooling. His wife and possibly duplicitous daughter are engaged to save his legacy.
★★★★★ “A compelling new play… Breathtakingly savage” – The Times
★★★★ “Taut, troubling…vintage Ravenhill.” – Time Out, London