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No One Is Coming to Save You

1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

Bunker Two - Pleasance Courtyard

12:30pm

Suitable for ages 14 and above

Overview

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Sensitive content: This show contains descriptions of violence, suicide, mental illness and use of strong language.

Climate change, nuclear war, radicalism: we live in a culture of suspense. Humanity is moving so unstoppably towards the edge, that an objective observer could only imagine we were enjoying the violence of our slow decline. This is a play about that impulse.

No One is Coming to Save You takes place in the minds of two young people who can’t sleep. She is staring at a glass. He is watching TV in a foreign language. The whole world is asleep and something terrible is about to happen.

“One of the most intricate, beautiful, challenging new pieces written in a long time." (Joshua McTaggart, Artistic Director, Bunker Theatre)

David Lynch meets Danny DeVito’s Matilda in this new play about being young during the slow cancellation of the future.

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It’s what would happen if Victory Condition and Nothing had sex and then both cheated on each other with Twin Peaks but then they all ended up living in a house share anyway.
stars
Exeunt
an extremely well-performed and dynamic two-hander, in which our unnamed protagonists attempt to cling to a reality that is slowly detaching itself from them. Quiet, hypnotic, and moving, the isolated atmosphere lends itself to this insomniac introspection on potentially unattainable normality in the modern world. The script, performed in the third person by the engaging and immediately sympathetic duo, fluidly swoons between melancholic descriptions of monotonous everyday traffic jams, punctuated by surprising stabs of brutality... Cosy, sometimes jarring, and emotional, this show delivers its promise.
4 stars
Young Perspective
Who hasn’t dreamt of throwing their co-worker out the window and setting them on fire? The future isn’t bright for young people today, and No One is Coming to Save You explores society’s endless decline through a duo who have no power and no say.
4 stars
Marbles Magazine

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