“You’re a market stall Gucci handbag. And I’m having more than that, more than you.”
Junk finds his rock bottom on top of the world in a way that only someone who’s had everything and nothing can understand.
He faces the alluring promise of a 48-storey plummet from the balcony of a Dubai hotel, but where will he go from here? And who is he really: Salesman? Highflyer? Addict? ‘786?’ ‘Little divie’?
Nothing in a Butterfly is a visceral odyssey from flying fists in Tyneside to hard sales in Dubai and the elusive search for the perfect pocket square.
Based on lived experience, this play spreads out from Newcastle roots to take us to some unexpected places. Sharp witted and raw, it asks what can save people from themselves; and what does it take to break a cycle of violence?
Ric Renton is a Geordie actor and playwright currently on attachment at Paines Plough. This is his true story of a boy who burned down the village to feel its warmth and the man who emerged asking how to put the fire out.
A fast-paced and fluid production reunites director Chris White and lighting designer Marty Langthorne after their critically acclaimed collaborations on Gutted at Omnibus Theatre, bottled at Vault Festival and Scenes from 68* Years at Arcola.
Ric’s blazing debut play is developed by Synergy Theatre Project, dramaturg Neil Grutchfield and will also be performed at HMP Thameside.
This performance will take place with a live audience at Omnibus Theatre.
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