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Factors Unforeseen - A La Renverse
On from 29 Apr 2009 till 30 May 2009
Orange Tree Theatre
by Michel Vinaver
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama

About: Factors Unforeseen - A La Renverse

This is the story of a small French cosmetics company with a popular suntan lotion at the centre of its business.
But when a young and beautiful princess, dying of skin cancer, agrees to be interviewed regularly on television during the final weeks of her life, sales plummet.
Staff are under pressure. Workers strike. Companies fall. This is the story of growth, collapse and re-growth and its effect on all concerned.
20 actors in an extraordinary play about global capitalism, by one of France's leading writers.

Michel Vinaver, who has just been nominated for two Molière awards, first wrote A La Renverse – Factors Unforeseen – in 1979. In 2006 the play was completely revised in a workshop and then presented in Paris in this new version.

in a translation by Catherine Crimp

Directed by Sam Walters
Designed by Tim Meacock
Lighting by John Harris

Cast: David Antrobus, Paul Bigley, Paul Gilmore, Richard Hollis, Kieron Jecchinis, David Leonard, Ben Nathan, Christopher Naylor, Paul O'Mahony, Howard Saddler, Mike Sengelow, Christopher Staines, Tam Williams, Amber Agar, Jemma Churchill, Rebecca Egan, Emma Gregory, Sarah Lam, Amy Neilson Smith and Lisa Stevenson.

Running time: 1 hr 45 minutes.

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