London's Secret Community Theatre 246a Lower Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8SJ

Network Theatre Company presents:

The Future is Mental

Written and directed by Rosie de Vekey

Are you happy now? Near-future stories drawing on Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood and the black comedy of Killing Eve.  Focused on the stories of women, the plays feature all-seeing smart speakers, curing depression in unusual ways, a new way to choose a decent politician and how to look good in the afterlife.

Decluttering, one of the pieces within the show, started life as a short story and was the runner-up in the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Prize 2019.

Presented as part of the VAULT Festival

Cast

Matthew GillFacilitator - The Best Possible Candidate
Sheila MurphyMargery - The Best Possible Candidate
Suzy DelezametaWoman - Decluttering
Owain JonesMike - Decluttering
Anie HuDeclutterer - Decluttering
KC LylarkKate - Alexa
Lio LylarkAlexa - Alexa
Kia DickinsonCat - The Other Side
Lara LomChristina - The Other Side
Dominic ThomsonProducer - The Other Side
Jennie RichDr Grace - The Other Side
Dominic ThomsonKing - Mood Lighting
TBCQueen - Mood Lighting
Honor Palmer-TomkinsonAlice - Mood Lighting
Catherine StevensXanthe - Mood Lighting
Jennie RichShop Assistant 1 - Mood Lighting
Anie HuShop Assistant 2 - Mood Lighting
TBCKev/Dawn - Mood Lighting
Emma ByrneSpeaker - Three Score and Ten

Crew

Arabella GordonStage Manager
VicAssistant Stage Manager
Emma ByrneLighting Designer
Mike WyerSound Designer
Susan SmallProducer