Dates and Times
12 May 2015 to 31 May 2014 at 7.30pm, performances Tuesday to Sunday
Double bill offer: Double up and see two shows for £15! Catch Gods are fallen alongside The Inquiline (19-22 May, 9pm)
PLUS – on 29-30 May, Gods are fallen ticket holders can also see The Marked free of charge.
Presented by Greyscale
Please note, this performance contains some strong language.
The first major London run of Greyscale's acclaimed show. Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone is an investigation into what happens when we discover that our parents are flawed human beings, and that at some point, sooner than we think, they are suddenly going to disappear from our lives.
In an intimate and funny exploration of mother and daughter relationships, two highly skilled male actors explore the fascinating relationship dynamic of a thirty-something daughter and her ageing mother. The honest, frank and familiar exchanges between mother and daughter range from the everyday: tea, travel, boyfriends and more tea; to the truth of their seemingly tense relationship. Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone is a lifetime of conversations, condensed into one hour.
British Sign Language interpreted performances taking place on Sunday 17th, Wednesday 20th and Saturday 30th May (captioned)
Captioned performance – Saturday 30th May. Theatre captions are similar to television subtitles and give people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing access to live performance. The actors’ words appear on screens, placed next to the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken or sung. Captions also include additional information such as speaker names, sound effects and offstage noises.
A post-show discussion with Selma Dimitrijevic and the cast will take place on Thursday 28th May.
"One of the most perfect pieces of theatre I've ever seen" – Andrew Haydon, Postcards from the Gods
“It feels less like a traditional theatrical suspension of disbelief and more as if some kind of transference is taking place…” – â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
“(Selma Dimitrijevic) produces a superbly subtle analysis of the comedy and agony of this closest of family relationships” – â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman
“I identified with it so strongly that when the piece takes a 90-degree turn in the final section I was broken in three. In the discussion at the end, I wanted to tell everyone: that was me and my mum! That was us!” – Maddy Costa, The Guardian
“For as long as it’s not too late to talk to your mother, ‘Gods Are Fallen’ may not break your heart” – Natalia Antonova, The Moscow News
"What a quiet, restrained and gently devastating piece this is" â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… TimeOut
"Intimate, pared down and emotionally true… Powerful two-hander" â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… The Stage
"Searching intelligent work that gently shakes us then quietly ends, leaving behind a bruise and an ache" â˜…â˜…â˜…â˜… The Times
Dialogue Club – post show discussion
Tuesday May 19, 8.45pm
Welcome to Dialogue Theatre Club – the post-show discussion for people who hate post-show discussions. Our Theatre Club is more like a book group: the people who made the show aren't present, so you can talk freely about what you thought of it and how it made you feel – and get drinks and nibbles to share, too.
Led by theatre critic Maddy Costa and Jake Orr (founder and artistic director of A Younger Theatre), Dialogue Theatre Club is coming to CPT to talk about Greyscale's Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone, in which a mother-daughter relationship is performed by two male actors. See the show on the night, then stick around to share your thoughts.
Free, but please book your place in advance by emailing Anna ([email protected]) and title the email "Dialogue Club".
About the company
Greyscale is a Newcastle-based international theatre company formed by a group of established directors, writers, actors, and designers interested in exploring the fringes and gaps in-between the ways we work. We aim to make carefully structured, powerfully live, political and anarchic theatre for a modern audience bored of being bored.
We work in a number of different ways but mostly like the idea that everyone should be able to provoke a process, not just the director and the writer. We also tend to think that the audience shouldn’t get to sit in the dark snoozing, that you should enjoy our shows more than we do and that to get something out, you have to put something in.
www.greyscale.org.uk | @GreyscaleTC