The Divide is set in the aftermath of a deadly contagion which, a century from now, has lay waste to the English population and rendered contact between men and women lethal. The survivors, following the twisted teachings of an elusive pastor, come to an unthinkable solution. The wholesale gender segregation of the entire community.
As cracks in the restrictive society begin to show, a forbidden love affair arises as between a young man and the daughter of two activist mothers, threatening to provoke a bloody revolution.
The Divide includes an remarkable on-stage ensemble, brimming with emergent and established talent, including Clare Burt (National Theatre’s London Road), Evening Standard Award-nominee Jake Davies (BBC’s The Missing), Erin Doherty (BBC’s Call the Midwife), Thusitha Jayasundera (National Theatre’s War Horse), Richard Katz and (BBC’s The Honourable Woman).
In addition, Sophie Melville (National Theatre’s Iphigenia in Splott), Clare Lawrence Moody (National Theatre’s Fram), Weruche Opia (Royal Court’s Liberian Girl), Martin Quinn (National Theatre of Scotland’s Let The Right One In), Letty Thomas (Tap Tap Theatre’s Men), Sian Thomas (Spring Awakening in the West End) and Finty Williams (BBC’s Cranford).
The ambitious and powerful production receives its premiere at the prestigious Edinburgh International Festival August 2017, before going on to a limited run at the Old Vic from the 1st to 10th February 2018. Book now for Part 2 of this revolutionary double-bill.
Recommended forThe centre of the Stalls is a fantastic position for Old Vic productions, however those hoping for a more panoramic view of this visually stunning, large scale performance.
Age Recommendations: Suitable for age 16+