Fire Exit presents, in co-production with Tron Theatre
International Waters by David Leddy
No refugee crisis ever looked so chic, darling.
The social fabric has finally torn. Airports are closed, roads are blocked. Now even the 1% need to seek asylum. Four obscenely rich members of the elite pay through the nose to join an exclusive party on the last ship leaving London. They stay alive using the only things they know – money, sex and madness. But the ship is sailing in the wrong direction. They don’t know each other. They don’t know the Captain. They don’t know what the hell is going on.
International Waterscomes from multi-award-winning writer and director David Leddy, who has been called a ‘maverick’ (Guardian), a ‘genius’ (Scotsman), an ‘innovator’ (Times) and an ‘institution’ (Independent).
Like a perverse Aesop’s fable for the apocalypse, the twisting plot explores how progress can sometimes be a trap. In this case it involves elegant glamour, brutal food poisoning, cyborg finance, and a delicious bull testicle meringue.
"A haunting must-see" ★★★★★ Daily Record
"a theatrical tour-de-force" ★★★★ The Herald
★★★★ The Scotsman
"David Leddy loves to spring theatrical surprises, and this production is delivered with the style and verve we’ve come to expect. The performances are tremendous..." Guardian