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    An Apocolypse Anthology, Online – Review – Everything Theatre

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    Originally presented via Facebook Live


    Originally presented via Facebook Live In a world ravaged by Covid-19, climate change and a new cold war we face a troubled present and increasingly uncertain future. Like no Tomorrow An Apocalypse Anthology is not in all fairness a pleasant evening’s viewing. But light entertainment isn’t the purpose; more a snapshot of the future we should all dread, or ignore at our peril. As I watched my mind drifted back to the 1970s when the arms race sparked fears of nuclear war. Public information films spoke of warning sirens as people dug nuclear fallout shelters; it just proves we’ve…

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    A collection of thought provoking and occasionally chilling visions of the future, sadly undermined by the ever present technical challenges of social media.

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    In a world ravaged by Covid-19, climate change and a new cold war we face a troubled present and increasingly uncertain future. Like no Tomorrow An Apocalypse Anthology is not in all fairness a pleasant evening’s viewing. But light entertainment isn’t the purpose; more a snapshot of the future we should all dread, or ignore at our peril. As I watched my mind drifted back to the 1970s when the arms race sparked fears of nuclear war. Public information films spoke of warning sirens as people dug nuclear fallout shelters; it just proves we’ve always lived with danger in a changing world.  It’s also telling this production is raising funds for the Samaritans Foundation; a reminder if it were ever needed of the impact such change can have on our mental health.

    Trusting in Zoom the presentation began at 7:30pm but was plagued by technical hitches almost from the beginning. Such problems may well have originated from my end and slow connection speed, but meant I was unfortunately robbed of sound at regular intervals. Nevertheless, I caught enough to recognise what a good effort this was given current circumstances.  The anthology is comprised of seven different pieces each with a curious title to hook the viewer in. Holly Willoughby is Dead and The Beginning of Everything are particularly strong pieces; but the real standout is Dire Straits, relating the frightening reality of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.  It was a sobering and thoughtful exposition of the human condition and how we might cope if the worst ever happened; let’s hope we never get to find out.

    Written by: Gregory Pleece, Michelle J. Hughes, Hannah Kennedy, Miranda Barratt, Monica Cross, Lin Robinson and Sophie Rivers
    Directed by: Noga Flaishon, Kitty Ball,Neil Baily, Theodor Spiridon, Lata Nobes, Amelia Pearce and Sabrina Richmond
    Music by: Lata Nobes
    Produced by: Harpy Productions and Sophie Rivers



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