Wreck goes full throttle into Nottingham Playhouse

Steve Orme

An “edge-of-your-seat, fast-paced drama” about a young man thrust into the most desperate of circumstances, Wreck is to steam into Nottingham Playhouse for nine performances.

Wreck is written by Leicester poet Toby Campion, winner of the 2015 most promising playwright award organised by Fifth Word, a Nottingham Playhouse associate company.

He said, “I’m very excited that Wreck is being put on at Nottingham Playhouse. Wreck was the first play I ever wrote. The idea came to me when I was travelling by train back from Edinburgh, where I was living at the time, to Leicester, where I grew up.

“The play deals with grief, suspicion and fear through the story of a young man who’s caught up in a situation beyond his control, in which he becomes more and more embroiled. I hope to take the audience on a journey, one which is as gripping and unpredictable for them as it is for our protagonist who narrates it.”

Making her directorial debut at Nottingham Playhouse, Alexandra Moxon said, “I’m delighted to be back in my home town Nottingham after a year away training at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I feel incredibly fortunate to be welcomed back to Nottingham Playhouse to direct my first piece of work since completing my MA in directing.”

Wreck runs in the Neville Studio at the Playhouse from Wednesday 20 until Saturday 30 September. Press night will be Thursday 21 September.