Operation Epsilon, Octopolis, Frank & Percy plus exclusive interview with creators of Flip!
Featuring our reviews of Operation Epsilon, Octopolis, Frank & Percy and The Standard Short Long Drop. Plus an exclusive interview with creators of Flip! Racheal Ofori and Emily Aboud.
Get ready for a riveting exploration of human ingenuity and ethical complexity in this episode. Operation Epsilon takes the stage at Southwark Playhouse Elephant, uncovering a once-classified true story from the depths of an epic war. Based on actual transcripts, Alan Brody’s gripping play directed by Andy Sandberg delves into the darkest corners of luminaries’ hearts and minds, unveiling a poignant, thrilling tale of ties that bind us to our actions and decisions. With explosive possibilities, the play explores the ethical complexities of scientific discovery and its potential for catastrophic consequences.
Next up, immerse yourself in the mysterious world of Octopolis. Professor George Grey, a brilliant behavioural biologist, faces a shocking revelation when ambitious anthropologist Harry arrives with a startling assignment. The play, directed by Ed Madden and starring Jemma Redgrave and Ewan Miller, unfolds the gripping story of Frances, the intelligent octopus, and the profound impact of Harry’s mission on George’s world.
Switching gears, Frank and Percy brings a poignant and witty take on an unexpected friendship. Written by Ben Weatherill and featuring the dynamic duo of Roger Allam and Ian McKellen, the play explores the lives of two men chatting on a park bench. Will they dare to risk changing their lives, or will they let sleeping dogs lie? Directed by Sean Mathias, this two-hander promises a heartwarming exploration of friendship and change.
Finally, dive into The Standard Short Long Drop, a thrilling and moving exploration of class, integrity, and unlikely friendship against the backdrop of the Victorian criminal justice system. Condemned to death, Ludley’s fate takes a twist when offered a stay of execution with a condition that challenges his sense of justice. Written by Rachel Garnet and directed by Natasha Rickman, the play raises profound questions about justice in an unjust world.
Buckle up for a rollercoaster of emotions and intellectual stimulation in this episode, featuring exclusive insights and and exclusive interview with Flip writer Racheal Ofori and director Emily Aboud.