POMONA Temporary Theatre
POMONA by Alistair McDowall comes to the National’s Temporary Theatre from 10 September – 10 October, presented by the Orange Tree Theatre (where it had an acclaimed run in 2014) and in association with the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, where it will play from 29 October – 21 November. The production is directed by Ned Bennett and designed by Georgia Lowe, with lighting by Elliott Griggs, sound by Giles Thomas and movement by Polly Bennett. The cast will include Nadia Clifford, Rebecca Humphries, Sarah Middleton, Sean Rigby, Guy Rhys, Sam Swann and Rochenda Sandall. Pomona is suitable for those aged 14+ and contains adult themes.
Ollie’s sister is missing. Searching Manchester in desperation, she finds all roads lead to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island at the heart of the city. Here at the centre of everything, journeys end and nightmares are born.
Pomona is a sinister and surreal thriller from Alistair McDowall, writer of Talk Show (Royal Court), Brilliant Adventures (Royal Exchange Theatre, Bruntwood Prize-winner) and Captain Amazing (Live Theatre Newcastle).
Ned Bennett has just directed Bruntwood Prize-winner Anna Jordan’s new play Yen at the Royal Exchange Theatre. He directed the first major revival of Philip Ridley’s Mercury Fur, which transferred to the West End, and the UK premiere of Tracy Letts’ Superior Donuts at Southwark Playhouse; he will direct Tom Basden’s new play The Crocodile, based on Dostoevsky, at the Manchester International Festival in July.
The Royal National Theatre
Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PX