Jake Curran-Pipe and Theatre503 present
Three daughters of an MP find themselves at the centre of London’s water crisis.
Save London, one drop at a time: Lewisham MP Alan Powell is the paragon of virtue, fighting to save the city in the midst of a water emergency and political storm. But when Alan dies unexpectedly, his three daughters (Rhu, Tess and Eve) must deal with his loss, legacy and the ever mounting London water shortage.
When their father’s murderer is found, the truth begins to leak and a conspiracy grows. Will this family stay together as the world around them changes?
England is predicted to lose access to drinkable water within the next 25 years. Strongly inspired by the Cape Town 2018 water crisis, SALT occurs in a future where our most important resource is running out.
SALT was shortlisted for Theatre 503’s 2020 International Playwriting Award and longlisted for both Matchstick Theatre Company and 2021 Papatango New Writing Award.
Writer Magdalene Bird (Cambridge Junction; ITV; BFI), director Laura Clifford (The Bush Theatre; The National Youth Theatre; White Bear Theatre) and producer Jake Curran-Pipe (Pleasance Theatre; Omnibus Theatre; Theatre 503; The Space) bring the water crisis to the stage, illuminating solutions and sparking hope in a dark future.
Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Age guidance: 14+
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Magdalene Bird currently works as an Associate Agent at PBJ Management but is better known as a scriptwriter of solutions-based scripts that bring hope to the climate crisis.
Despite being a fledgling to the creative world, she has been produced or commissioned by: BFI (in conjunction with Ffilm Cymru), ITV2 (Silverprint Pictures), Cambridge Junction (Menagerie Theatre), Little Island Productions, AMC, RADA, Westminster Radio, DSL, The Pleasance Theatre, The Tristan Bates Theatre, Secret Attic, Egg Box Publishing and more.
Her work has been selected for the Menagerie Theatre’s 2020 Young Writers’ Scheme, shortlisted for Theatre 503’s 2020 International Playwriting Award and longlisted for both 2020 Matchstick Theatre Award and the 2021 Papatango New Writing Award. Her script Green Walls has just been chosen for development for Hampstead Theatre’s 2022 INSPIRE programme.
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