Michael Longhurst

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On The Beach

Nominated and Special Commendation: John Whiting Award
Writer Steve Waters Starring
  • Susan Brown
  • Robin Soans
  • Geoffrey Streatfeild
  • Stephanie Street
    Bush Theatre

    Thirty years ago, Robin Paxton silenced his radical thinking on climate change and with his wife Jenny withdrew from public life to their home on the Norfolk coast. Now, Robin's son Will, a glaciologist, has taken on his father's work. He returns from months in the Antarctic to tell his parents he will take up a role within government. 

    Yet behind the happy reunion with his father, lies thirty years of secrecy and bitterness. As the truth surfaces, the family is torn apart, and Robin and Jenny must face the rising tide alone.

    The Contingency Plan was named the Best New Play of 2009 by Time Out.

    On The Beach

    A triumph...some of the very finest dramatic components London has seen this year: sophisticated writing, slick direction and superlative acting *****

    Fiona Mountford
    Evening Standard

    A stunning theatrical knock-out Charles Spencer
    The Telegraph

    superbly acted productions by Michael Longhurst Michael Coveney
    The Independent

    Both productions are powerfully realised and impeccably cast by Michael Longhurst and Tamara Harvey Jane Edwards
    Time Out

    theatrical delights Aleks Sierz
    The Stage

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