DOI: 10.5040/9781784604172.00000002
Acts: 2. Scenes: 14. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

Ali Taylor's play Fault Lines is a comedy drama set in a disasters relief charity in the aftermath of a major earthquake. It was first performed at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs, London, on 5 December 2013.

The play is set in the offices of Disasters Relief, a small charity in London. Colleagues Nick and Abi wake up on the morning of Christmas Eve, amidst the carnage of the previous night's office party, to breaking news: a massive earthquake has struck Pakistan. Gathering their clothes – and dignity – the race with rivals Oxfam begins. Who can be the first to dispatch branded aid in full view of the world media? And how far are they willing to go? With the appalling spectre of the previous night’s antics hanging over everything, the day rapidly spirals into a dizzying web of secrets and lies.

The production was directed by Lisa Spirling and designed by Polly Sullivan. It was performed by Natalie Dew, Samuel James, Alex Lawther and Nichola McAuliffe.

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Nick Hern Books

Ali Taylor

ISBN: 9781848423763

Series: NHB Modern Plays

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