Alarms

1986 - 1987

A surreal thriller that swoops into the world of myth then settles on the post-Chernobyl landscape of the twentieth century. A sinister Mr. Deal organises a campaign of terror and intrigue. He will stop at nothing to silence Dr C. whose apocalyptic vision of the effects of radiation is proving disruptive. Like Cassandra, she becomes increasingly isolated, and to some she is “a woman sounding the alarm before the fire”.

  • Written by Susan Yankowitz

Cast

Tim Gatti
Dr Ap/Mr Deal
Mary McCusker
Cassandra/Dr C
Sue Rogerson
Women
Gerda Stevenson
Jill

Production Team

Penny Cherns
Director
Iona McLeish
Designer
Teresa Wheeler
Designer
Veronica Wood
Lighting Designer
Janet Cantrill
Production Manager
Tessa Panter
Technician
Sandy Bailey
Administration
Rose Sharp
Administration

Places and dates

Albany Centre, Bristol
24/10/1986 - 25/10/1986
Dovecot Arts Centre, Stockton on Tees
29/10/1986
Sunderland Polytechnic
31/10/1986 - 01/11/1986
Lipman Theatre, Newcastle
12/11/1986 - 15/11/1986
Seagull Theatre, Lowestoft
21/11/1986 - 22/11/1986
Dartington College, Devon
28/11/1986 - 29/11/1986

‘Directed and performed with the conviction and vitality that we have, over the years, come to expect from Monstrous Regiment.’ City Limits Feb 1987

‘Alarms, a non-naturalistic piece of theatre by Susan Yankowitz, is a fine and lyrical piece of writing. Some passages are breath-taking… .’ Allen Sadler The Stage Feb 1987

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