Earthquakes in London

28 Nov - 1 Dec

By Mike Bartlett | Directed by Barry Fitzgerald

Earthquakes in London

28 Nov - 1 Dec

Director Barry Fitzgerald
Set and Costume Design Jida Akil
Movement Director Tara Young

Mike Bartlett’s sprawling, roaring climate-change epic follows one family and their experiences of our changing and damaged planet from 1965 to 2525. Through the three Crannock sisters, the play explores the concept of generational responsibility in this urgent modern masterpiece – which is more relevant now than ever.

Staged in-the-round, our Acting students attack this acclaimed drama with music, mayhem and absolute urgency.

An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

Duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes (including a 15-minute interval)

Earthquakes in London features strobe lighting, strong language and themes of abortion and suicide.

Booking Info


Tuesday 28 November, 7.15pm
Wednesday 29 November, 7.15pm
Thursday 30 November, 2.15pm
Thursday 30 November, 7.15pm
Friday 1 December, 7.15pm

Standard £16.50
Concessions (under 18/student/unemployed)* £12.50
Southwark Presents Cardholder £11

Backstage Theatre, Mountview, 120 Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT

To Book

020 8881 2201
Our box office hours are currently Monday-Friday 9am-8pm and Saturday 9am-3pm. Online booking is 24 hours, but phone and in-person bookings should be made within these times. Tickets are booked subject to Mountview's terms and conditions.

Industry Bookings

If you are an agent, casting director or industry colleague looking to view this production, please contact Neil Rutherford -

Access and Concessions Bookings

*Please bring proof of ID when purchasing concession tickets. Access tickets are charged at the concession rate. Audience members who require a companion ticket can book this by contacting the box office team on or 020 8881 2201.

Barry Fitzgerald


Barry is an award-winning interdisciplinary artist and director.

They have worked with companies such as Complicité, Punchdrunk and as Associate Artist with Outbox Theatre, most recently working as Associate Director on GROOVE (Shoreditch Town Hall, Contact Manchester). Barry has worked with the Almeida, Barbican, Lyric Hammersmith, National Theatre, Royal Court and Unicorn Theatre among others.

Barry’s film and video work has screened at festivals including Aesthetica, Cork International Film Festival and Galway Film Fleadh and they are an Artist-in-Residence at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Arts. Previous directing work at Mountview includes Serious Money.

Tara Young

Tara has 13 years experience as a performer in the West End and Internationally.

As Movement Director/Choreographer: Sleeping Beauty (Norwich Theatre Royal), I Really Do Think This Will Change Your Life (Mercury Theatre), The Foreigners Panto (Bold Elephant Theatre), Run (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Love Letters (Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch), There’s No Place Like Home (Lyric Theatre).

As Assistant/Associate Choreographer and Director: The Good Person of Szechwan (Sheffield Crucible), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Apollo Theatre) and Chess in Concert (Drury Lane).

Jida Akil

Set Designer

Jida is a Syrian/Lebanese theatre designer. Her designs have been exhibited by Prague Quadrennial and World Stage Design.

Selected Credits: Penguin, Human Nurture, Funeral Flowers and Complicité Do A-Level Drama (UK tours), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stafford Gatehouse), How to Break Out of a Detention Centre (Riverside Studios), For a Palestinian (Camden People’s Theatre/Bristol Old Vic), Painkiller (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Poison Belt (Jermyn Street Theatre) and The 4th Country (Park Theatre).

Associate/Assistant: The Odyssey (National Theatre), Hamlet and The Collaboration (Young Vic).

Beril Yavuz

Beril is a lighting designer, scenographer and performer who explores multisensorial design in live performance environments.

Beril has an MA in Scenography at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and studied Physical Theatre in their native Turkey.

Based in London, Beril has worked on The Nags Head (Park Theatre), Omelette Machine (Vault Festival 2022), Mother Sh*t (Stumble Trip Theatre), Selfish Love (Omnibus Theatre), And I Decided/Bear (Arcola Theatre x Grimeborn Festival), as well as An-sızı-n (Bereze, Istanbul).

Raffaela Pancucci

Raffaela trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

Credits as Sound Designer include: Then, Now & Next (Southwark Playhouse), Beasts (Omnibus Theatre/ZOO Edinburgh), Choose Your Fighter (Camden People’s Theatre), Please Feel Free to Share (Pleasance Edinburgh/Theatre503), Phaedra (Omnibus Theatre), The Boy with the Bee Jar (Hope Theatre) and Man Muck (Etcetera Theatre).

As Associate/Assistant: Stranger Things: The First Shadow (Phoenix Theatre), When Winston Went To War With The Wireless (Donmar Warehouse), Reasons You Shouldn’t Love Me (Kiln Theatre/National tour), Secret Cinema: Dirty Dancing (Gunnersbury Park), Doctor Who: Time Fracture (Immersive LDN), Animal Farm (Birmingham Rep/National tour) and The Body Remembers (Battersea Arts Centre).

Earthquakes in London Creatives

Voice Coach
Zoe Littleton

Assistant Director
Tania Khan*

* MA Theatre Directing student

Earthquakes in London Crew

Production Manager
Cory Duffill

Production Assistant
Bahar Mohammadi Nejad

Costume Supervisor
Charlotte Johnson

Stage Manager
Katie Browes†

Deputy Stage Manager
Callum Mack†

Assistant Stage Managers
Hayden Camidge†
Alexandra King†

Production Electrician
Jack Goodwin†

LX Programmer
Jasper Anderson†

Scenic Construction Manager
Hannah Smith

Scenic Art Manager
Steven Peters

Scenic Artists / Prop Makers
Alex Holl‡
Amy Kennington‡

† FdA/BA Theatre Production Arts student
‡ Scenic Art and Prop Making student

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