From the 29th August, the Old Red Lion Theatre will present the London premiere of Eric Bogosian’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated Talk Radio.
Barry’s show provides a late-night forum for right wing ideology, and he encourages his callers’ extremist behaviour. But Champlain, who sees himself as a God amongst men, is forced to view his own fallibility and mortality in the light of skewed perspectives aired by the down-and-out listeners he has come to despise.
In today’s climate of ‘post-truth’ politics, national agitators like Trump, Farage and Putin, and concerns about freedom of the press, Bogosian’s landmark hit has never felt more relevant.
Talking about the news director Sean Turner said: “I am delighted to be bringing back together some of the major players from 2015’s highly successful No Villain, the world premiere of Arthur Miller’s first play. The time is more than ripe for London audiences to enjoy the fast-paced adrenaline thrill ride that is Talk Radio. The production will be anarchic and raucous – once we put our foot on the pedal it will not stop.”
The production is set to star Matthew Jure as Barry Champlain. Meanwhile, the creative team is set to include designs by Max Dorey, lighting by Jack Weir, sound by Dan Bottomley and is produced by Samuel Julyan.
Talk Radio will play at the Old red Lion Theatre from the 29th August until the 23rd September. For more information visit: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/talk-radio.html.