Shooting Rats by Peter Turrini, in a version by fanSHEN

Lilian Baylis site, London | 6 - 24 October 2009

A girl and a boy go on a date. She wants to go to a posh restaurant but he takes her to a rubbish dump.

Surrounded by broken fridges and old car parts, the pair make surprising discoveries about each other. Things are getting interesting, this might be fun after all: a Friday night together to forget the week from hell. 

But Evie and Ads know they don't have long before they have to go home, where it feels like their lives have been mapped out before they've even had the chance to live them. To challenge this would be hopeless…but tonight anything seems possible.



Shooting Rats is a defiant drama in an epic new space, told through an innovative fusion of text and breathtaking movement.

“a tense brutal evening of truth-telling ... stimulating food for thought.” 
- Evening Standard 

“...affecting and psychologically acute.”
- Guardian

CAST Peter Bray & Sarah Savage | DIRECTION  Dan Barnard & Rachel Briscoe | DESIGN Chris Gylee | LIGHTING DESIGN Michael Nabarro | COMPOSER Richard Hammarton 

Supported by The Austrian Cultural Forum in London, the Big Lottery Fund, Unity Theatre Trust, The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, the Lady Neville Charitable Trust, The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation.

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