“brimming with hate, overflowing with love”
Jack's Hard Rub Theatre presents
'The Boy Who Dropped An Egg On The World'
written by Julian Bond
a startling contemporary play set in Iraq using mythology and the supernatural to show the horror of war.
Sat 27th October, 7.45pm, The Carriageworks,
3 Millennium Square, Leeds, LS2 3AD £7/£5
Box Office: 0113 224 3801
(for block bookings @£4 phone 07913 449 396)
……A desert café on the eve of a Western invasion into the heart of the Middle East. A massive sandstorm approaches, the café-goers prepare for the worst……then a British visitor comes through the door………
No one is as they seem………
There’s the Devil…………
The Wrath of God………
A future Prophet………
A mad ghost woman………
And a couple of foolish intellectuals………
The battle between good and evil is played out in an epic tale of cultures clashing………told in myth, realism, horror and humour……using Greek and Biblical traditions………
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And What Others Have To Say!
“By turns poetically beautiful and grittily brutal, despairing and humourous.....the audience couldn't help but be drawn in by the cast's magnetic performance. The spectral Angela Millett sent shivers down spines and tears into eyes with her portrayal. In fact, 'portrayal' isn't anything like the right word; it was impossible to say where the actress ended and the character began.
Adam Ford, Dreaming of Neon Black Newsfeed
“Each (character) has fathomless depth, representing great ideals or personifying the terrible consequences war and subjugation bring to a country and its populace.”
Mark Langshaw Nerve Magazine
“Jack's Hard Rub is a new company….assuming they have the sense to stay together and work together, you'll be able to tell all your friends that you saw them first.”
Ged Quayle, British Theatre Guide
“the show is strong, articulate, clear and challenging, the writing often beautiful and painful”
Ian Flintoff, Pitchfork Productions
“It is heavy, dark and demanding but also rousing, astute and highly contemporary.....the boy who dropped an egg on the world is a resolute and incensed as a theatrical political statement. This play is a bold and inspired foray into the most controversial and disturbing episode the 21st century has seen thus far.”
Lee Robinson, Lace Market Theatre
“Does what all good drama should do - it asks more questions than it answers.”
Kathryn Hobson, Webmail