'Dreamland tackles pressing and social polticial issues with bracing theatreicality' Jesse Briton (Bear Trap theatre)
London. Canary Wharf. September 2008. Following the collapse of the US sub-prime mortgage market, the world economy is in free fall. Johnny, an unemployed 25 year-old, thinks he has the answer. When Manning Corp, a stock brokerage firm, take him on , he enters a world that will change him forever. But when you've made millions, when you're at the top of your game, what else is left? How far can you go before someboday gets hurt?
Dreamland explores the impact the financial world has on our everyday lives, the power it wields over our society and culture, and asks if we too might want a bit of the action...
Johnny - Eifion Ap Cadno
Sophie - Cara Baldwin
Sally - Ella Donaldson
Mike - James Matthews
Anna - Molly Byrne
Director - Sam Edmunds
Musical Director - Michael Crean
Hyperdrive Theatre are an emerging company of three who share a common passion of making work in the moment that is not defined by style but centred around story. Selected as Artists in Residence at Arts Depot for 2018 and winners of the King's Head Stella Wilkie Award, we are unashamedly bold, witty and aim to make shows that not only entertain but also raise questions that others fail to ask.
'Their passion for telling good stories in inventive styles will surely make them a vital part of the UK theatre scene for years to come.' Jesse Briton (Bear Trap Theatre)
'If the Wolf of Wall Street and The Devil Wears Prada had a love child, Dreamland would be it.' Luke Clarke (The Alchemist Theatre Company)