Nominated for 4 Offies – Best Female Sophie Melville | Best Female Katherine Pearce | Best Director Chelsea Walker | Best Designer Rosanna Vize
When am I going to wake up and be different?
Three flatmates. A single bathroom. And a whole world of men.
Mary’s found some porn in their bin, and needs to talk about it. But Jo’s in the bath, fantasizing about being someone else. And Celia just wants to look her best for the party tonight.
In this funny, timely and unapologetic play, three twenty-something women figure out how they really feel about sex, their bodies and each other.
With a vibrancy and stylistic freedom, Low Level Panic interrogates the effects of society’s objectification of women.
‘McIntyre has a deadly accurate ear, a subtle sense of humour and a deep fund of compassion: she writes with thrilling understanding’ The Sunday Times
The first major revival since its Royal Court Theatre premiere nearly thirty years ago. Clare McIntyre’s (1952-2009) Low Level Panic won the Samuel Beckett award, while her next play My Heart’s a Suitcase earned her the Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award.
Chelsea Walker, runner-up, JMK Award 2016, directs. She has previously directed new work at the Bush, Finborough, Southwark, Theatre503 and Tristan Bates.
“Is it better or worse to be a young woman today than one in the Eighties?” Read Guardian columnist Zoe Williams
“It’s refreshing to put women onstage with no men” Read a Q&A with Chelsea Walker
“Women are just people – our flaws make us interesting” Read an Evening Standard interview with Sophie Melville
“Thirty years on and Low Level Panic is still radical” Read an interview with the cast on WhatsOnStage
Contains strong language and non-sexual nudity.
Running time approximately 1 hour 20 minutes (no interval)
Strictly no latecomers can be admitted
Fri 10 March
The Female Stage: from one generation to the next
Following the performance on 10 March there will be a post-show talk in association with HeForShe Arts Week London. Tickets are free and currently just available to ticket holders for that evening's performance of Low Level Panic. Find out more here
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Publicity photo by Bianca Valle. Production photos by Helen Murray.