This Restless State

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Fuel presents This Restless State. Created and performed by Jesse Fox. Directed by Jemima James. Written by Danielle Pearson

Flyer for play This Restless State on at Ovallhouse

This Restless State is a one-man show that takes its audience across Europe’s past, present and future with a story of family nationhood, conflict and love.

Set in East Berlin in 1989, Margot is alone at the kitchen table, the radio on, when she learns the wall has fallen and with it the only world she has ever known.

Fast track to Rome, 2052. In the wake of a devastating refugee crisis and The Continental War, Galina waits in line, ready to cast her vote in the first Europe-wide referendum.

Back to London, 2017. Jesse’s train pulls out from the platform, bearing him towards the home and childhood bedroom he’s about to see for the last time.

This Restless State combines intimate storytelling with evocative sound and builds on the success of Jesse Fox’s recent shows with his company Engineer Theatre Collective. His work has been nominated for various Off West End Awards and featured in The New Yorker. He is collaborating with Danielle Pearson, Playwright in Residence at the Watermill Theatre and the winner of the EU Collective Plays! Competition.

£10 Tickets to Blog readers when they use the discount code: LOCAL10 on the Ovalhouse booking page.

Funded by Arts Council England and the Leche Trust. Development supported by Engineer Theatre Collective. The play goes on tour after the Ovalhouse run.

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