‘The city is sweet and summered and partly asleep. The city is angry.
And tonight: one of us is going to die.’
On the eve of the biggest deal of her career, Saskia, an uber-successful property developer runs from the meeting, all the way home down the Grand Union Canal. Plagued by phone calls and ghosts, she meets a myriad of characters looking to make or break her. She realises, as her shiny life unravels, that she doesn’t know herself anymore or the city she once loved. Can she still save a little piece of it?
Union is a wildly hilarious odyssey through London, in all its brilliant, booze-soaked yuppified but still punk glory. Just as Saskia fears she is losing her own soul to greed, it’s about the fear that London is losing that same battle but is still defined by a beautiful beating heart and the people who live in it.
Born from creative workshops led for several years by Max with local communities across London, Union is a comedy, a love letter and a passionate call to arms.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Written by Max Wilkinson
Directed by Wiebke Green
Performed by Dominique Tipper, Sorcha Kennedy & Andre Bullock
Set & Costume Design by Kit Hinchcliffe
Sound Design & Composition by Julian Starr
Lighting Design by Martha Godfrey
Stage Management by Gwenan Bain
Production Management by Justin Treadwell, Anarchy Division
PR by Mobius
Marketing & Communications by Velenzia Spearpoint
Photography by Lidia Crisafulli
Videography by Rich Rusk Films
Project Management by Maeve O’Neill, Rua Arts
Co-produced by Rua Arts, Anarchy Division, Velenzia Spearpoint & Max Wilkinson
Union premiered at the Arcola Theatre in 2023 and engaged 1314 audience over a 4 week run with 23 Performances. 3 post show Q&A events took place with guests and were attended by 120 people. 1 relaxed performance took place and 7 young people from Intermission Youth were supported to attend a performance. Documentation included photography by Lidia Crisafulli & videography by Rich Rusk Film. Mobius PR lead a publicity campaign including features & reviews.