WRITTEN BY JAMES LEWIS & ALEXANDER KNOTTDIRECTED BY DAVID BRADY
“We don’t know how to forgive, we only know how to forget.”
The old world has fallen and something brave and new has taken its place.
Out of the fire and rubble and the ashes something new is born. A chance to learn about the past and to discover who we were to save the future. A chance to find hope anew, or to tear open wounds which will never close again.
This is the story of ten years of hate. Ten years of oppression and anger when we gave ourselves up to the dark.
A story of the mother who fought for her broken sons, and the father that stood in judgement. The daughter willing to pay the ultimate price for freedom, the man who stood by and watched and the woman that listened.
This is the story of when the world went mad.
It is time to tell the truth.
Proforca Theatre Company returns this September with "At Last" - a brand new piece of writing which will make its debut as part of the Autumn / Winter season at the newly relaunched Lion & Unicorn Theatre. "At Last" is a dark, brutal, almost verbatim-style selection of interconnected monologues which tell the "what if" story of the aftermath of 10 years of a totalitarian right wing regime in the UK. It is a searing search for redemption and reconciliation in the rubble of a broken society, whilst questioning who we are when everything that makes us human is stripped away.
At Last is written by James Lewis and Alexander Knott and Directed by David Brady.
Praise for "At Last" by Proforca Theatre Company:
OFF WEST END - OFFCOMM NOMINATIONSTANDING OVATION NOMINATION - LONDON PUB THEATRES
★★★★★ - "…a stunning piece. Seek this out, find it, watch it, and don’t stop thinking about it" - Everything Theatre★★★★★ - "At Last is a powerfully moving play. It is also a terrifying parable for the age we live in." - View from the Cheap Seat★★★★★ - "Directed with incredible pace, precision and heartbreaking realism…At Last is played by a company at the top of their game" - The Review Chap★★★★☆ - "At Last is provcative, emotional, gritty and thought-provoking - the qualities you wish for from every play you ever watch" - London Theatre Reviews★★★★ - "With an explosive story line and a first-rate cast, At Last cements itself as a modern classic.” Theatre Weekly ★★★★ - "‘Uniformly excellent performances and good directing make it a great watch’.” London Pub Theatres★★★★ - "The high energy cast is excellent…Under David Brady’s direction (with Jess Barton) - its a great watch” My Theatre Mates★★★★ - "James Lewis and Alexander Knott’s new play allows a terrifying glimpse into the way an event…could become a reality” Elaine Chapman (Theatre & Art Reviews)CAST:
GRACE: MELISSA PHILLIPSCOLIN: ANTHONY FAGANNIKKI: GEMMA WRAYMARIE: DEMELZA O’SULLIVANDANNY: DAVID ANGLANDJACK: MICHAEL FAULKNERASPER: MALCOLM JEFFRIES
FEATURING THE ADDITIONAL VOICES OF: DAVID BRADY, ROSS KERNAHAN, KIM SCOPES & JAMES TIMPSON WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO: NICK COPE, DAN NASH, GEMMA BARRACLOUGH, HENRY HOLMES, NADIA WYN ABOUAYEN, HOLLI DILLON & JACK ALBERT COOK
WRITTEN BY: JAMES LEWIS & ALEXANDER KNOTTDIRECTED BY: DAVID BRADYEXECUTIVE PRODUCER: DAVID BRADYASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: JESS BARTONTECHNICAL DIRECTOR: MITCHELL REEVEMARKETING DESIGN: PROFORCA THEATRE COMPANYPUBLIC RELATIONS: LAUREN GAUGEADDITIONAL MARKETING: MY THEATRE MATESPRODUCTION PHOTOGRAPHY: ROSS KERNAHAN
THE PRODUCERS WISH TO THANK:Phil, Hannah, Janet, Sacha, Raelika, Jonny, Fab, Klaudius & all the Team at The Lion & Unicorn Pub, The Cast & Production Team of Feel & Feel More (2019). Zoe Grain, Boxless Theatre, Fight or Flight Productions, Jack Albert Cook, Hannah Bates, Marcus Bernard, our team of Duty Managers, Claire Bourke, Nick Cope, Sara Lynam, Robert Pearce, Jacqueline King, Tom Hartwell, John Byrne, Heather Jeffery, Theatre Weekly, Lucy Basaba, Elaine Chapman, Terri Paddock, Matt Amer and the team @MyTheatreMates.
This show is dedicated to all the companies and people who have performed or brought work or supported us in our opening seasons at the Lion & Unicorn Theatre.
Laugh Hard, Run Fast, Be Kind. Straighten up your tie love, It is time to tell the truth. #AtLast.