In a series of plays at the Orange Tree Theatre set outside the metropolis Mayfly a new drama looks at life in rural Shropshire as a family searches for new beginnings.
“The mayfly hatches in the morning, mates in the afternoon, dies at night: a lot can happen in a day.”
Ben thinks they might be better off without him, but his wife Cat has read her stars: “Today a very special person will appear from out the blue.”
Their daughter Loops is getting ready for a date. It’s her first one, and she has everything crossed.
“People think that cos you’re from a small village, everyone will know you. But we can still go missing. Even out here.”
An ethereal family drama, Joe White’s debut play Mayfly explores rebirth in the aftermath of tragedy.
Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, This Is My Family, Spring Awakening), Simon Scardifield (The Cherry Orchard The White Devil, The Real Thing), Irfan Shamji (RADA Graduate Hamlet) and Niky Wardley (Twelfth Night Much Ado About Nothing) will appear in the world premiere of Joe White’s debut play Mayfly.
Mayfly is directed by Guy Jones, the production is designed by Cécile Trémolières, the lighting designer is Christopher Nairne and Jon Ouin, who was a member of the band Stornoway, is sound designer and composer.
Mayfly runs from 19 April – 26 May 2018