by LUCINDA COXON directed by ANTHONY BANKS
"WHAT A BRAVE, BRUTAL 75 MINUTES THIS IS"
- THE GUARDIAN -
Starring Jassa Ahluwalia (Unforgotten, Peaky Blinders), Greg Germann (Grey’s Anatomy, Ally McBeal, Assassins), and Drama Desk nominee Sophie Melville (Pops, Iphigenia in Splott), Herding Cats by Lucinda Coxon (The Danish Girl) is a chillingly funny play about a generation negotiating intimacy and independence in the 21st century. Meeting the demands of modern life is as impossible as herding cats for Justine, Michael and Saddo. To deal with work, Justine talks – a little too much – to her roommate Michael who earns a living by chatting with strangers like Saddo. But all three will soon find that in a cold, disconnected world, words may not be enough.
Directed by Anthony Banks (The Girl on the Train, West End), this groundbreaking revival of Coxon’s “brave, brutal” (Guardian) play uses the technical feats that adventurous theater artists have discovered during the pandemic and combines them with the raw intimacy of in-person performance. This first-of-its-kind, transcontinental event features two actors performing for an in-person audience on Soho Theatre’s (Fleabag) London stage with a third actor performing live via video from New York. The production, simultaneously accessible online to audiences across the globe via Stellar and in-person in London via Soho Theatre, marks a new type of international collaboration.