25 April- 20 May
A show about love in the extreme, in WWII Occupied France
Elodie is 17. She’s French. She lets down her hair and puts it up again. She finds reflective surfaces everywhere. She tests new looks.
Otto is 15. He’s a German soldier. He brushes his hair to make the shape of his head more perfectly oval. He tries not to look at himself in the mirror.
It’s 1944. Elodie and Otto are experiencing love for the very first time. Outside, the world around them is exploding. Inside, the room shakes. Elodie and Otto’s bodies touch.
Fusing youth with old age, the past with the present, pop tunes with Stalingrad, THIS BEAUTIFUL FUTURE is about love in the extreme.
Written by Rita Kalnejais (First Love is the Revolution, Soho Theatre ★★★★★ – Time Out) and directed by The Yard’s Artistic Director Jay Miller (The Mikvah Project, LINES, Removal Men), This Beautiful Future is a show about the moment when love confronts extremism.
Early booking recommended.
Supported by Arts Council England.
Wednesday 3 May
An opportunity for writers to meet and discuss the show
Thursday 4 May
Young Peoples Night
£7.50 tickets for under 25s
Thursday 11 May
An Open Conversation
With the creative team and Artistic Director, Jay Miller
Written by Rita Kalnejais
Directed by Jay Miller
Design by Cécile Trémolières
Composer Jonah Brody
Lighting Designer Christopher Nairne
Sound Designer Josh Anio Grigg
Casting Director Sophie Parrott CDG
Video Design Sarah Readman
Elodie Hannah Millward
Otto Bradley Hall