THEY WON’T KILL YOU
Barons Court Theatre, London, November 2006.
Directed by Clea Langton.
Cast: Dylan McDonough, Ward Parry, Georgina Carey, Pete Picton, Marilyn O’Brien, Kaye Quinley, Paul Devaney, Anthony Mackey.
The Prime Minister has re-branded himself as Team Leader, and his nation as Team Britain, and has declared war on ‘Lonerism.’ All those who lack the Team Spirit will be tracked down and taken away to be re-trained. Shy, reclusive loner Malcolm returns home one night to find a man from the government waiting on his sofa.
“In Michael Ross’s dystopia, being antisocial is the big faux pas. ASBOs are handed out for “lonerism”, prisons are full of people with no friends and secret police check to see whether the names in your address book really exist….it is fun, sparky and full of ideas”- The Stage
“full of twists and turns and complemented by fluid, clever writing…..Ross writes with confidence, with a fresh look at the status quo” – The British Theatre Guide
“As well as being very pertinent, They Won’t Kill You is fast paced and very funny.”- Socialist Worker
Reviews for THEY WON’T KILL YOU:
“The play is full of twists and turns and complemented by fluid, clever writing…..They Won’t KIll You is only Ross’s second play, yet he writes with confidence, with a fresh look at the status quo….” The British Theatre Guide. Read full review here; http://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/wontkillyou-rev
“This is Ross’s second play – and judging by the mastery with which he handles his material, he is well worth watching out for.” Socialist Worker. Read full review here; http://www.socialistworker.co.uk/art.php?id=10188
“fun, sparky and full of ideas,” The Stage read full review here; http://www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/14921/they-wont-kill-you