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Ditch

2010
by Beth Steel

A co-production with the Old Vic Theatre.

Ditch is set in Britain in the near future when much of the country is underwater and the government has been reduced to a group of fascist strongmen, the men patrol the moors for illegals in a rural outpost of the state. As their numbers dwindle, they struggle to retain a semblance of civilisation in the face of the inevitable onset of global war.

Stark and imperative, but shot through with a sense of warm humanity, Beth Steel’s debut Ditch is a clear-eyed look at how we might behave when the conveniences of our civilisation are taken away, and a frightening vision of a future that could all too easily be ours.

Ditch was performed at the HighTide Festival 2010 and the Old Vic Tunnels.

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Cast & Creatives

  • Gethin Anthony
  • Matti Houghton
  • Dearbhla Molloy
  • Paul Rattray
  • Danny Webb
  • Sam Hazeldine
  • Richard Twyman Director
  • takis Design
  • Matt Prentice Lighting
  • Steve Mayo Sound
  • Tom Mills Music and Sound