Preview by Jack Foley
IF DESTROYED True will be the final play in
Paines Plough’s ambitious new writing season, This Other
England, at The Menier Chocolate Factory, in
Paines Plough have joined forces with Scotland’s only
rep ensemble company, Dundee Rep, to deliver performances at The
Menier Chocolate Factory from April 26 tio May 28, at 8pm.
This is the first time that Dundee Rep Ensemble’s work
has been seen in London.
The production takes place in New Flood, which has just won the
prestigious 'Worst Town in Scotland' award.
The prize is £500k with which to 'improve' things.
Vincent has always been original ever since his tragically miraculous
When he hears of the honour bestowed on his home town, he is
inspired to create his greatest work of art yet, (and to double
the prize money), by defending the title the following year.
Acclaimed Scottish playwright, Douglas
Maxwell’s new play is a poetic and witty satire on community,
communication and creative anarchy.
Douglas Maxwell is one of Britain’s most experimentally
bold young writers, who mixes innovative form with exhilarating
insight into popular culture.
Paines Plough previously produced Douglas’s critically
acclaimed new play, Helmet (Manchester Evening News Awards
nomination for best production).
Other theatre includes Decky Does A Bronco (Grid Iron
– Fringe First), Our Bad Magnet (Tron Theatre and
Borderline) and Variety (Grid Iron at the Edinburgh International
The production will be directed by John Tiffany, associate director
of Paines Plough, whose work includes Maxwell’s Helmet
(The Traverse/Soho), the smash hit Gagarin Way by Gregory
Burke (The Traverse, National Theatre and West End), and Burke’s
follow up play, The Straits (The Traverse, Hampstead
This is his last production for Paines Plough, before taking
up his new position as Associate Director (New Work) for the new
National Theatre of Scotland.
If Destroyed True is designed by Neil Warmington, with
Lighting Design by Natasha Chivers and Original Music and Sound
Design by Brian Docherty.
The cast features Cora Bissett, Keith Fleming, Paul Thomas Hickey,
David Ireland, Robert Paterson, Ann Louise Ross and Alan Tripney.