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Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

by Anne Washburn

Image of woman's face behind campfire

Award-winning theatre maker Chelsea Walker directs Anne Washburn’s imaginative, music-filled dark comedy, which explores the relevance of culture on a society that has none left.

When everything we know has been stripped away, we’re always left with a story…

After the collapse of civilisation, a group of survivors recount an episode of The Simpsons.

Seven years later, this and other snippets of pop culture have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society which is sincerely trying to hold onto its past.

Seventy five years later pop songs, sitcom plots and jingles are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

Chelsea Walker directs Anne Washburn’s imaginative, music-filled dark comedy.

‘Mr Burns has arrived to leave you dizzy with the scope and dazzle of its ideas... with depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination.‘
The New York Times