An unsettling debut play from Liv Warden exploring sisterhood, reputation and loyalty
Anomaly by Liv Warden
It’s 6am. News has just broken that Phillip Preston, media mogul and film-industry powerhouse has been arrested for assaulting his wife.
His three daughters, who now lead very separate and very public lives, are left with the fallout. As they battle the world’s press, the board members of Preston International and each other, they soon find themselves not only fighting to save the Preston dynasty but to protect everything they know to be true.
In our Kardashian soaked culture of sensationalism, victims’ testimonies are finally being taken seriously and the world is listening. But, this play is not about men like Harvey Weinstein. Anomaly is a war cry for the women who have been left to pick up the pieces.
Liv Warden started writing when she became a member of the Soho Writers Lab in 2016. She then went onto write her first short film, Sashes, which was premiered at BAFTA in 2017. 'Anomaly' was first conceived in conjunction with the National Theatre playwriting course and finished at the Arcola Theatre Playwriting course at the end of last year.
Adam Small trained as an actor at RADA and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Upon graduating in 2016, he won the acclaimed Gyearbuor Asante Prize. Adam’s directing credits include Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom (Pleasance). Acting credits include Finborough Theatre, London Palladium and The Other Palace.
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★★★★1/2 - Breaking the Fourth Wall
★★★★ - London Theatre 1
★★★★ - Love London Love Culture
★★★★ - Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ - Upper Circle
★★★★ - I Thank You Theatre
★★★★ - Everything Theatre
'Punchy, pacy and perceptive.' - The Stage
'Visually appealling, hyperreal slickness...Liv Warden’s script shows how female silence and denial might be mistaken for complicity, but is really part and parcel of being a victim.' - The Guardian
'Mesmeric. A play for today, superbly wrought by Adam Small' - I Thank You Theatre
'A clever and brilliantly staged piece and an important story that needs to be told' - Blog of Theatre Things
'Shocking and persuasive' - British Theatre Guide
'A moving and poignant evening' - London Pub Theatres
'An emotional, thoughtful piece...well worth going to see' - London Theatre 1
'A gripping production' - Love London Love Culture
'This production is top class' - View from the Upper Circle
SUITABLE FOR AGES 14+
TRIGGER WARNING: THIS PLAY CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE.
Running time: 70 minutes (approx.)
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