★★★★ ”won’t fail to entertain anyone who likes their theatre to challenge and provoke“
★★★★★ “There is underlying heart and beautiful comic timing, and it is an acutely funny play.”
“a gutsy, non-natural revival from director Abigail Graham” Time Out
“Abigail Graham’s emotionally taut production keeps the tension high“ The Stage
Nominated for 2 Off West End: Best Male Performance (Harry McEntire) and Best Director (Abigail Graham)
“Like mushrooms babies grow in rubbish. They construct themselves from rotting leaves, coke cans, syringes and empty packets of monster munch and wait for their parents to find them. I know this to be the truth. Because I found one.”
An odyssey of love and loss, pain and imagination. Debris is an unreal journey through two disturbed minds. Enter the dark and chaotic world of orphaned teenagers Michael and Michelle. They are desperate to piece together their story; work out where they came from and find hope and meaning amongst life’s debris.
Openworks Theatre in association with award-winning theatre company Look Left Look Right present Debris by internationally acclaimed playwright Dennis Kelly (Tony award-winning Matilda; Channel 4′s Utopia) marking the ten year anniversary of this deeply funny, dark and ground-breaking play.
“A talent to disturb” The Guardian on Dennis Kelly’s Osama the Hero
“A dramatist blessed with both rate skill and a profound understanding of the way we live now.” The Telegraph on Dennis Kelly’s Love and Money
The production includes violent themes, sexual references and strong language so Debris is recommended for those aged 14+.
Post Show Discussions
Thursday 1 May
‘Do young people need a voice?’ A discussion with Imogen Brodie (Head of Taking Part at Young Vic) and members of Kids’ Company Urban Academy
Wednesday 7 May
An audience with the writer of Debris Dennis Kelly