By Philip Ridley
‘You don’t live life as a story. You live it as life. The story comes after.’
the Pleasance theatre, London, 22ND of March - 15th of April 2018
An abandoned home. A lost brother. A secret love. Curtis has arranged a meeting in a flat of a derelict tower block. As a child, Curtis lived happily here, but then tragedy struck and his elder brother died. Now, Curtis is seeing his brother’s ghost. With the aid of Gavin and Tommy, fellow members of the far right political party of which he is a leading figure, Curtis aims to find out why this ghost is haunting him. Things, however, do not go as planned.
Two squatters now occupy the flat, and one of them has a story to tell – a story that will change Curtis’s life forever.
Moonfleece is an intense, thrilling, and humorous exploration of modern Britain. Its representation of the far right, racism, homophobia, and authority have become even more charged in the seven years after it premiered.
“The splendid Philip Ridley play ... A psychologically acute look at the emotional origins of BNP activism” (Independent)
“An explosion of emotion.” (British Theatre Guide)
“Ridley fires a powerful broadside against the hypocrisies of the far-right.” (WhatsOnStage)
“Poetically – and politically – persuading” (Time Out)
This performance has an expected run time of 90 minutes with no interval.