THIS IS THE INFORMATION CONCERNING THE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION OF BARBARIANS IN TOOTING IN 2012

It’s 1977.  Youth unemployment is at an all-time high and the pound is at an all-time low.  Paul, Jan and Louis are bored, broke and demoralized by the hand that they’ve been dealt.  How will these young lads fair with the odds stacked against them?  How will they cope?

Cut off from society with no-where to turn, the play resonates with a modern audience who will no doubt recognize the disaffected youth of 1970’s Britain. Barrie Keeffe’s tragically dark play crackles with tension throughout, building to a twisted and dramatic end.

Barbarians was staged in the now-defunct Youth Enterprise Scheme building at The Broadway Studios in Spring 2012. With outstanding performances, including a Best Actor award for the main protagonist, Paul. 

 

‘Fringe theatre at its most vital and alive’
★★★★ Time Out

‘It’s great to see such creative use of young talent being made in a work by an underrated veteran playwright that still packs a punch today.’
★★★★ Exeunt

 

‘Well worth a trip south on the northern line.’
★★★★ Whatsonstage

 

‘Bristles with excitement and energy … superb cast’ 
★★★★ The Stage

Cast & Creative

Paul: Thomas Coombes
Louis: Tyler Fayose
Jan: Jamie Crew

Director: Bill Buckhurst
Designer:  Olivia Altaras
Lighting Designer: Catherine Webb
Sound Designer: Josh Richardson