Written by Toshiki Okada & adapted by the company
“What do those words actually mean, the whole world obliterated? Everything we know and love just totally disappears?”
Adapted from Toshiki Okada’s acclaimed script, Fellswoop’s immersive blend of theatre and live music asks how we respond to a changing climate: with fear and denial, or by changing ourselves?
FellSwoop Theatre’s previous productions at the Edinburgh Fringe include Ablutions, which won Ignite Festival’s Critic’s Choice Award, and Belleville Rendez-Vous, which won the NSDF Methuen Drama Award for Emerging Artists. Both were sell-out productions and went on to tour the UK.
THE GUARDIAN & THE STAGE PICK OF THE FRINGE 2015
★★★★★ EDFRINGE REVIEW
★★★★ A YOUNGER THEATRE
★★★★ THREE WEEKS
★★★★ NOUSE, THE FIX MAGAZINE, BRISTOL PROSPECTUS…
“Quietly gripping and thoroughly unsettling, this piece climbs inside you, like the best examples of sci-fi” Exeunt
“Will haunt you long after you leave the theatre…this is vital theatre” A Younger Theatre
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS…
The Guardian – Top Picks June 2015
The Guardian – Edinburgh Fringe ’15: What to see and where to go
The Fix Magazine – Q&A
The Fix Magazine – review
Bristol Prospectus – review
Toshiki Okada (playwright)
Born in Yokohama, Okada is leader of Chelfitsch, a production company based in Yokohama that he established in 1997. Okada’s work has gained him acclaim both in Japan and overseas, and his plays have been performed all over the world. His signature work Five Days in March (2005) won the 49th Kishida Kunio Drama Award, while his debut novel, The End of the Special Time We Were Allowed, won the 2nd Oe Kenzaburo Award in 2007.
Read our dramaturge’s response to Current Location on our blog.