Caravan of Love returns to Brighton, having enjoyed a successful run at Prague Fringe Festival in 2018. Written by Tom Daldry, who Traverse Theatre have described as ‘a bold, original voice’, the play is a dark psychodrama, that follows a claustrophobic caravan honeymoon in the West of Ireland.
At times grotesque, at times funny, the resultant tensions, power play and vulnerability bring an extra resonance in the time of pandemic – when more and more people are feeling a sense of being trapped, and when connection and communication with others can seem unreachable.
The play is about a craving for connection, but an inability to realise that, and the isolation that follows.
The play has been described ‘bold, clever, edgy and finely nuanced theatre writing that takes an audience to the edge, and revels in it!’ by Prague Fringe Festival.
The production is staged by Theatre Nation – a Hastings based alternative theatre company. Theatre Nation specialise in physically-focused work, and are currently collaborating with the David Glass Ensemble on a three-year project on Beckett. As well as staging Waiting for Godot and Endgame, a devised piece of theatre, grown from community input, will be created – which Tom will dramaturg.
Caravan of Love plays at Sweet Venues as part of Brighton Fringe Festival.
5th-11th October at 19.30