The Oxford School of Drama at New Diorama Theatre
Set at Comic-Con London 2022, five factions of fantasy fiction descend on their favourite annual event.
Whether it's in memory of a loved one, wanting to make the experience as perfect as possible or to meet the keynote speaker, Scarlett Johansson, they are all there for a different reason. But as the day goes on, the cracks in their masks start to form as their underlying human lives catch up with their superhero personas. Until eventually they fall victim to the day's darkest secrets as their lives unravel in comic-book chaos!
This one act play with songs pays homage to comic book pop culture and digs deep into the human condition by asking the question, why do we feel the need to wear a mask?
Written by James Meteyard
Directed by Donnacadh O'Briain
Written by a graduate of The Oxford School of Drama, James Meteyard, who is an actor, writer, director and co-founder of Wildcard Theatre. James has written and directed a number of pieces to critical acclaim including his multi-award-winning, gig-theatre production Electrolyte which premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.
Director Donnacadh O’Briain is an Olivier Award-winning director specialising in new writing. His productions have played at The Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End, and internationally. His acclaimed production of Rotterdam by Jon Brittain won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, and subsequently ran in the West End. Donnacadh also recently directed Operation Mincemeat and following sold out runs at the New Diorama Theatre and Southwark Playhouse, the play is currently enjoying an extended run at Riverside Studios.