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Mosquitoes bite at Lancaster Dukes

Emma Wright (Alice) and Faith Turner (Jenny, right) in Mosquitoes on tour
Emma Wright (Alice) and Faith Turner (Jenny, right) in Mosquitoes

The first post-National Theatre UK production of Lucy Kirkwood’s critically-acclaimed play Mosquitoes, this time by OVO Theatre, comes to The Dukes Lancaster from October 19-22.

Emma Wright (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) plays Alice and Faith Turner (Hedda Gabler) is Jenny as tragedy throws the two sisters together.

Alice is a scientist who works at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. She feels she’s on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, while her sister Jenny... lives in Luton, spends a lot of time Googling, looks after their mum and loses her baby daughter after scare stories about the MMR vaccine.

The sisters clearly inhabit very different worlds, but when thrown together, the collision threatens them all with utter chaos.

Director Adam Nichols said: “It’s a waspishly clever, extraordinarily topical, funny and brutal play.

"Through a scientific lens, Lucy explores the workings of the universe and our place within it and what it means to be a sister, a mother and a daughter. With its strong debate about the merits of vaccination and the limitations of science, our production will offer a particular resonance in the context of the global pandemic.”

Info and tickets here


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