Following its critically-acclaimed run at the Orange Tree in 2014, Pomona played at the National Theatre 10 Sep – 10 Oct 2015 and at the Royal Exchange Theatre 29 Oct – 21 Nov 2015

WINNER OF 4 OFFIES! Best New Play | Best Production | Best Director | Best Lighting Designer

“One of the most exciting experiences of a new play I’ve had in years… More power to the Orange Tree Theatre – a ferociously bold bit of programming achieved with real force. You must see it.” Simon Stephens

“Pomona is fantastic. Astonishingly slippery and dark thriller, a twisted game or fairytale in which monsters are all too real.” Lyn Gardner, Guardian Top 10 Theatre of 2014

“A fierce dystopian drama with terrific comic edge.” Susannah Clapp, The Observer

Ollie’s sister is missing.

Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born. 

A sinister and surreal thriller from Alistair McDowall, writer of Talk Show (Royal Court), Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange, Bruntwood Prize winner), and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre Newcastle).
Ned Bennett directed the first major revival of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, which transferred to the West End. He recently directed the UK premiere of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts at Southwark Playhouse.

First commissioned by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in collaboration with the Royal Court Theatre. 

Suggested for ages 14+
Pomona contains adult themes.

Running Time approx 1 hour 40 minutes, no interval

Nadia Clifford
Rebecca Humphries
Sarah Middleton
Guy Rhys
Sean Rigby
Rochenda Sandall
Sam Swann
Sound Designer Giles Thomas
DirectorNed Bennett
Set Designer Georgia Lowe
Lighting Designer Elliot Griggs