Winner of the Peter Brook / Mark Marvin Rent Subsidy Award 2014.
Produced by Pippa Frith in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Supported by Arts Council England, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Peter Brook Awards and the Sir Barry Jackson Trust.
about the show
The track looks like any other ordinary train track. Nothing to indicate what happened here.
Heather loves being a train driver, but she has been off work since the incident. Emily is in the middle of her GCSEs, but her head has been turned by uncovering unknown answers. Mark has never been able to manage emotion, especially his own. How does one family find its way through a tragedy that doesn’t even belong to them?
Unknown Male is directed by acclaimed writer and director Nick Walker with dramaturge by REP associate director Tessa Walker.
“Stephanie has an authentic and important new voice; the truth with which she draws her characters and the pain of a family’s falling apart and their ultimate healing delivers an impact that is hard to shake.” – Laura Collier Head of Studio, National Theatre
Unknown Male premiered at Birmingham REP Door, on 28th -31st January 2015.
Heather – Lorraine Stanley
Mark – Ged Simmons
Emily – Phoebe-Francis Brown
Directed by Nick Walker
Assistant Director – Nick Pitt
Dramaturge – Tessa Walker
Production Manager – Tomas Wright
Lighting Design – Liam Jones
Sound Design – Clive Meldrum
Set Design – Oliver Shapley
Stage Manager – Claire Browne
Casting Director – Alison Solomon
This is a play that will stay with you – The Public Reviews
Ridings is an exceptional writer – Behind the Arras
The attention to detail is outstanding and the emotions – onstage and in the stalls – are raw. – Shropshire Events Guide