Tue 29 November - Sat 3 December
The year is 1986, the football world cup is in full swing. Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government has just launched their response to the AIDS epidemic, Don’t Die of Ignorance. The fragile UK economy is about to see its biggest interest rate rise since the depression.
1986 also witnessed Chernobyl in Ukraine, the worst nuclear disaster recorded. Road is where we find the inhabitants of a small soon-to-be post industrial town, getting ready for a night out. This bitter, angry and at times extremely funny play takes us on a journey, as the evening progresses, observing these characters lives, guided by local wide-boy, the rum-soaked Scullery.
Everyman’s production unashamedly asks haven’t we been here before? Arguably the inhabitants of Road are having a conversation - the past to its future. The ‘future’, in this case our present, is encouraged to ask the question, what could we do differently and better this time around?