THE PITCHFORK DISNEy
Have you noticed how gorgeous people look when they're terrified?
Twins Presley and Haley Stray shut themselves away after the mysterious death of their parents, nightly gorging on chocolate and concocting stories about what has become of the world they left behind.
But tonight, the Strays are interrupted by the explosive arrival of sequinned and snakelike showman, Cosmo Disney.
Cosmo might look like he's walked straight out of Presley's dreams but his horrific games of wit and stomach turnings education peel back the layers of a nightmare where not everyone will survive until morning.
Glasgow based Heroes Theatre presents a dazzling new production of Philip Ridley's trail-blazing debut play.
★★★★ The Scotsman "There’s a deep artistry here and a searing vividness of imagination that leaves audiences shocked and subtly changed."
★★★★ The Herald “The skill of Eve Nicol’s production is in harnessing her cast’s fine performances of them into one flowing coherent whole”
★★★★ Exeunt “This fantastic production is unfailingly humanising through the immediacy and urgency of its delivery. You leave feeling exhausted by the beautiful anxiety, and overwhelmed by the intensity and authenticity of the world of the Strays. For a production that inhabits the darkest, bleakest recesses of human nature, it somehow makes you feel relentlessly, violently alive.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby "Unsettling, and yet darkly beautiful, this new production of The Pitchfork Disney is an exciting sign of a new creative company which has certainly hit the ground running."
Written by Philip Ridley
Directed + designed by Eve Nicol
Produced by Cat Tyre
Presley Stray - Alan MacKenzie
Haley Stray - Lucy Goldie
Cosmo Disney - Stephen Humpage
Pitchfork Cavalier - Patrick Stratford
Lighting Designer - Callum Smith
Sound Designer - Kevin Murray
Assistant Director - Euan Tyre
Production Manager - Colin Bell
Company Stage Manager - Amy Tyler
Press - Rachel D’Arcy
Deputy Stage Manager - Nicola Todd
Photography by Jassy Earl
Performances: Tues 25 – Sun 29 March 2014, Tron Theatre Glasgow, Changing House