Safety

Safety
Author: 
Language: 
ISBN10: 
1854597116
ISBN13: 
9781854597113
Published: 
April 1st 2003 by Nick Hern Books
Pages: 
78
Rating: 
2.33

Premiered at the Traverse: this year's Edinburgh Festival offering from Unlimited Theatre is a provocative new play about alienation Michael is a well-known photographer specialising in war zones. His daughter has just been saved from drowning by a complete stranger while Michael stood by. He and his wife, Susan, have the stranger round to dinner - to thank him. It generally does not go well. Susan finds Michael distant and cold. The stranger thinks Michael can be an emotional bully. Michael only feels truly alive when he's in peril. Interspersed with scenes showing Michael in Bosnia, Safety handles an extremely modern form of alienation: how do we respond humanely to the horrors depicted in the media? And what goes on to people whose job it is to report them? Unlimited Theatre, who are staging Safety at the Edinburgh Festival, have developed a reputation for intriguing new work, following success at the 2000 and 2001 Festivals of their Neutrino and Static, which both won Fringe Firsts. The ongoing company is situated in Leeds.