Effects of war in double bill

PUBLISHED: 10:19 03 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:51 16 June 2010

A provocative double bill, showing the effects of war and terrorism on society, will be performed by Cheekish Productions at Exeter Northcott.

A provocative double bill, showing the effects of war and terrorism on society, will be performed by Cheekish Productions at Exeter Northcott.

The company will be staging Eschara and Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat from Wednesday, February 17, to Saturday, February 20.

The production brings together work by Mark Ravenhill, one of the most challenging writers in modern British theatre, and Cheekish Productions' founder and artistic director, Phillip Whiteman.

Whiteman's Eschara is the first play to explore the after effects of the 7/7 attacks on the London transport system.

Shoot/Get Treasure/Repeat is a cycle of three short plays, which began life as part of Ravenhill For Breakfast at the 2007 Edinburgh Fringe.

Cheekish Productions is a hotly-tipped new theatre company, whose work is supported by theatre luminaries including Tom Stoppard and Sir Ian McKellen.

The company tackles strong subject matter, taking audiences out of their comfort zone and pushing boundaries to make work that is unorthodox and compelling.

The production is directed by Dan Ayling, who worked at Exeter Northcott in 2000/1 as stage manager for the National Youth Music Theatre productions of Pendragon and The Dreaming.

He was also deputy stage manager for Exeter Northcott's summer 2009 outdoor Shakespeare production of Romeo and Juliet.

Cheekish Productions' associate director, co-producer and cast member Lindesay Mace was born and bred in Devon and studied at Exeter College.

For ticket information contact the box office on (01392) 493493 or visit the theatre's website at www.exeternorthcott.co.uk

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