“a taut psychological thriller and a searingly astute parable about life in Generation Y… Birch’s script is howl-inducingly funny” The Telegraph

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History teacher Nick is on the edge.

A hidden secret lies under the Brink. Nick can’t get it out of his mind. A series of visions force him to investigate what lies beneath. Nick’s girlfriend doesn’t understand. Neither do his fellow teachers. Frustrated, he confides in a Year 10 student but can she be expected to have all the answers?

A sharp, funny, dark new play from Brad Birch has just received the 2016 Pinter Commission.

Mel Hillyard directs as recipient of the J.P. Morgan Emerging Director Award 2015. She recently directed the first London revival of Sam Shepard’s The Late Henry Moss at Southwark Playhouse.

A co-production between the Orange Tree Theatre, W14 Productions and Theatre Bench, in association with the National Theatre Studio: The J.P. Morgan Award for Emerging Directors production

Estimated running time 1 hour 15 minutes, no interval  

Production photos by Helen Warner

Supported by 




Shvorne Marks
Alice Haig
Vince Leigh
Ciarán Owens
DirectorMel Hillyard