How did we get from there to here… and where do we go now? Generations, causes and values collide as the lives of an ex-con, a gay man, a Labour councillor, a lap dancer, a pinstriped capitalist and a Russian good-time toy boy become irrevocably interwoven in this provocative urban fairytale.
After serving a 15 year jail term, anarchist Nick discovers that the world has changed, while he has not. With none of the old causes, friendships and foes to anchor him, Nick drifts into the hedonistic world of designer drugs and partying, in which a generation’s natural idealism has become subordinated to corporate obedience and trash culture.
Some Explicit Polaroids presents us with punchy snapshots of contemporary life, loss and desire, which pulsate with energy, placing disparate, disaffected characters – each uniquely under the constraints of ‘the system’ – on a collision course, as they each search for the illusive happy ending.
Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill
29 March 2006 to 22 April 2006
Featuring Christian Barrett-Hill, Genevieve Hegney, Gibson Nolte, Rebecca Smee, and John Turnbull
Directed by John Sheedy
Set and Costume Design by Dane Laffrey
Lighting Design by Luiz Pampolha
Sound Design by Max Lyandvert