30th November, 2021 / 12:30 - 13:30
20th May, 2021
by Anne Washburn
Score by Michael Friedman
Lyrics by Anne Washburn
Chelsea Walker director
Tarek Merchant musical director
Camila Clarke designer
Michela Meazza movement director
Tyler Edwards Tagg lighting designer
Anja Urban sound designer
When everything we know has been stripped away, we’re always left with a story…
After the collapse of civilisation, a group of survivors recount an episode of The Simpsons.
Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society which is sincerely trying to hold onto its past.
Seventy five years later pop songs, sitcom plots and jingles are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.
Award-winning theatre maker Chelsea Walker directs Anne Washburn’s imaginative, music-filled dark comedy, which explores the relevance of culture on a society that has none left.
“Mr Burns has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas… with depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination.” – The New York Times