Two years on from Perma-Crisis being named word of the year, living on planet earth feels fraught. There is rapid technological, ecological and environmental change, within the context of an information age assault on the senses.
A show about how not to blow up the planet.
Presented by China Plate and Staatstheater Mainz
We don’t really talk about nuclear weapons much.
Even though they accompany us everywhere.
Invisible guests in cafés, on the shelves of supermarkets, in line at the cash machine.
Guests that could destroy all of that and more in a second.
A Family Business is about diplomats, activists, and a journey to change the world. If these weapons could wipe out all our tomorrows, then why aren’t we all talking about them today?
In partnership with Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg. Supported by Warwick Arts Centre and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Writer & Performer | Chris Thorpe
Director | Claire O’Reilly
Assistant Director on production | Tim Schmultzer
Dramaturg | Rachel Chavkin & Jörg Vorhaben
Casting Director | Christopher Worrall
Designer & Costume Designer | Eleanor Field
Sound Designer | Anna Clock
Lighting and AV Designer | Arnim Friess
Production Manager | Rob Athorn
Performer (James) | Greg Barnett
Performer (Layla) | Efé Agwele
Performer (Veronique) | Andrea Quirbach
Stay in touch by signing up to our mailing list
Enter your details below to subscribe to our newsletter and receive exclusive offers, event announcements, projects and news