From Thu 30 Nov-Sat 2 Dec, Manchester School of Theatre conclude their unmissable autumn season with Mr. Burns (A Post Electric Play), a deeply stirring tale which inventively blends pop culture with timeless human impulse to explore the transcendent value of stories and myths across time, led by final year students from the BA Acting programme.
Written by Anne Burns and directed by Sean Aydon, the post-apocalyptic parable follows a group of survivors who, in the aftermath of a cataclysmic nuclear war, gather around a campfire and attempt to overcome the desolate monotony by piecing together an episode of The Simpsons from collective memory.
Over the following 75 years in a new, post-electric world, shifting snippets of the original recollection are passed down through generations with growing distortion and reinterpretation, until something ‘powerful and utterly original’ emerges in an uplifting meditation on the nature of stories and myths, how they are shaped by our shared experiences and how necessary they are to the vitality of our shared existence.
Performances are on Thu 30 Nov (7.15pm), Friday 1 Dec (2pm & 7.15pm) and Sat 2 Dec (7.15pm). To book tickets to Mr. Burns (A Post-Electric Play), click here.
Thu 30 Nov - Sat 2 Dec, 2pm, 7.15pm, Grosvenor East Theatre, Manchester Metropolitan University, M15 6BR, £5-£12
- Wolf McFarlane
- Published on:
- Mon 30 Oct 2023