The Shallow End is a hilarious, biting satire that attacks the mercenary agenda in the UK’s media. Set in the 90s, amidst the wedding celebrations of a media mogul’s daughter, the axe is about to be wielded. The old-guard of a recently taken-over broadsheet paper are presented with the dilemma of yielding to the philosophy of the new regime, thus compromising their own professional and moral values, or be ousted from it.
Unmasking a heightened world of seduction and power, The Shallow End walks the stark moral battle lines that were drawn at the dawn of a new age in British media.
“In 1997 The Shallow End was condemned across much of the media when it premiered for being hysterically negative and just plain inaccurate. How could any successful business be so dysfunctional and borderline criminal? they asked… In light of recent revelations, it’s clear that it was pretty much spot on, and that my depiction of the company’s philosophy and business practice didn’t go far enough.”
Doug Lucie, Playwright
Please note: The Shallow End is suitable for ages 14+
Saturday, 11 February
Saturday, 18 February
Saturday, 25 February
Saturday, 3 March
There will be Post Show Q&A’s with Doug Lucie (Playwright) after each Saturday matinee performance. The show will finish at approximately 5.15pm and the Q&A’s will begin at 5.30pm.