London With A Perfect Skyline
March 24th-27th // 7:30 // £14/£12
Exploring questions of family, identity and progress, London With A Perfect Skyline is a dark comedy/drama about a pair of siblings, Lana and Wren, who decide to visit their estranged, high-flying city sister, Primrose, whom they haven’t seen for over eight years. The pair have been invited (behind Primrose’s back) by Primrose’s fiancé Linux, an app developer, to celebrate their engagement. Far from their life on the family's rural dairy farm, Lana and Wren arrive in London on a newly proclaimed day, when all architectural and building work is called to a halt, so for perhaps the first time ever, there is an uninterrupted view of the London skyline.
Tensions simmer as the siblings recover from a tragedy involving their youngest sister Ivy, who was hit by falling scaffolding when she secretly visited Primrose five years earlier. The family reunion Linux had hoped for spirals into chaos, with the deep secrets and fractions between the siblings not only forcing Primrose to face her past, but threatening to derail her chance of a new family with Linux.
Exploding Whale in collaboration with Cassiah Joski-Jethi.