August 16, 2019

Why do we love the apocalypse?

Max Wilkinson, 28

100 Ways the Fire Starts is about the apocalypse and why we love it; how we fetishise disaster narratives in the media, movies and daily life. But, set in gentrified Elephant and Castle, the play is equally about social divisions and exclusion.

The play was also finalist for the Nick Darke Award and the Theatre Uncut Award for Political Playwriting.

A luxury apartment in South London. Bella and Leon are having a party. Their old friend Shayla from drama school appears in the lift, bleeding. Apparently, the world’s coming to an end.

I was born in London but studied and worked (University and the Edinburgh Fringe) in Edinburgh for 5 years. I am now based there.

100 Ways the Fire Starts, 2019Theatre