by Lucy Kirkwood


Sometime in the 21st Century, England is dissolving into the sea. Amidst the chaos, one man clings to his traditional British values and his love of meat. Fast, wild and farcically funny, Lucy Kirkwood’s first full-length play is a disturbing vision of a dystopian future. For Londoner Saul Everard, his butchers shop is an empire that he will do anything to preserve, including moving it to Bradford. An outlaw Scottish artist swims Hadrian’s Channel from Scotland to England and seeks refuge in Saul’s shop. There’s rioting on the streets and the police are onto him but Saul’s meaty little realm may be the last place to seek sanctuary…

Tinderbox was performed at The Broadway Studios between the 5th and the 24th of September 2011. 

‘… nothing short of brilliant and anyone with a jaded theatrical palate should rush to see it! Every department of this production of Tinderbox deserves its 5 Stars.’
★★★★★ London Fringe Review

Cast & Creative

Perchick:  Nick Howard-Brown
Saul: Christopher Knott
Vanessa:  Katie Wimpenny

With Neil Bromley and Christopher Lloyd

Director: Bill Buckhurst
Designer: Katie Lias
Lighting Designer: Cathrine Webb
Sound Designer: Josh Richardson