The Mercy Seat

By Neil LaBute


The Stage - '…this is a bold opening statement of intent from a new company, directed with precision by Rob Watt.” 
★★★★★ Fringe Review - 'Astonishing direction from Rob Watt and equally astounding technical staging creates an incredible experience.'
★★★★★ London Festival Fringe - 'A wonderful performance.' 
★★★★ Exeunt - 'Rob Watt’s production is as taut and claustrophobic as the LaBute’s writing demands'

Set on September 12, 2001, The Mercy Seat continues Neil LaBute's unflinching fascination with the often-brutal realities of the war between the sexes. In a time of national tragedy, the world changes overnight. A man and a woman explore the choices now available to them in an existence different from the one they had lived just the day before. Can one be opportunistic in a time of universal selflessness?

Designed by Nik Corrall

Lighting by Prema Mehta

Produced by Glowbox Productions

Photo credit: Clare Breheny