A magical and deeply compassionate play about identity and the capacities of the human spirit.
At a time when science and religion have conspired to make freak shows shameful, Robert Riley, owner of Riley’s Odditorium, struggles to find ways to keep his company afloat. There’s no money in the coffers and they’ve had to eat the horse. Only the mermaid act is bringing in the punters and she’s just holding her breath…
Lynda Radley’s play Futureproof was first staged at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in August 2011, in a co-production with Dundee Rep. It won an Edinburgh Fringe First Award.
‘Outstanding… wonderfully profound’
— Evening Standard
‘There are not enough stars for this utterly draw-you-in drama’
‘Endearing, funny, finally sad, this is 90 minutes of rich wisdom about imagination, individuality and comradeship’
— The Times
Edinburgh Fringe First Award