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Kopfkino in association with Theatre503

The Grand Scheme of Things

Written by Flora Marston and Nic McQuillian
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RUNNING TIME/NOTICES: 60mins (no interval)

Flora and Nic have been friends for years, for pretty much the whole of history. But now their shared history is ripping them apart.

The Grand Scheme of Things is a new play matching myth with #MeToo. As two friends fight to be heard over the other, they lay bare the toxic masculinity that underpins their whole existence, and wonder what the future could look like.

Kopfkino return to Theatre503 with their second show. They tell stories about what it means to be part of their generation, and the juxtapositions of living in a polarised society. Their writing burrows down into the cracks between public and private; real and unreal.

The Grand Scheme of Things was supported by New Diorama and Battersea Arts Centre, and developed at The Yard and Pleasance. It was shortlisted for New Diorama’s Untapped award. It previewed at The Tobacco Factory, before premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

Flora Marston and Nic McQuillian

Kopfkino is the collaboration between Flora and Nic. They exist at the intersection between devising and new writing. They are represented by Jonathan Kinnersley at The Agency. Their first show, The Bearpit, was developed through BAC and supported by Arts Council England. It previewed at Theatre Royal Plymouth, before premiering at the Edinburgh Fringe. It then transferred to Theatre503, Camden People’s Theatre, The Wardrobe Theatre, and was part of Incoming Festival at New Diorama and HOME in 2018.


Artistic Team
Flora Marston and Nic McQuillian
Associate Director
Grace Gibson
Rosa Brook
Flora Marston
Nic McQuillian
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Posted on 6 August 2019

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