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About the Show Less...

Staged in the Old Vic Tunnels, Ditch is a frightening vision of a future and how we might behave when the conveniences of our civilisation are taken away. Read More >

Ditch is set in Britain in the near future when much of the country is underwater and the government has been reduced to a group of fascist strongmen. Men patrol the moors for illegals in a rural outpost of the state. As their numbers dwindle, they struggle to retain a semblance of civilisation in the face of the inevitable onset of global war.

Stark and imperative, but shot through with a sense of warm humanity, Beth Steel’s debut Ditch is a clear-eyed look at how we might behave when the conveniences of our civilisation are taken away, and a frightening vision of a future that could all too easily be ours.

Ditch is suitable for theatregoers aged 16 and older.

Ditch is staged at the Old Vic Tunnels, Statoin Approach Road, London SE1.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 13/05/2010

Opening Night: 19/05/2010

Closing Night: 26/06/2010

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Cast & Creative


Gethin Anthony, Sam Hazeldine, Matti Houghton, Dearbhla Molloy, Paul Rattray, Danny Webb


Director - Richard Twyman

Producer - Steven Atkinson, Samuel Hodges, Nate Sence

Designer - takis

Lighting Designer - Matt Prentice

Author - Beth Steel

Music By - Tom Mills

About The Old Vic

The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB

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