Absolute Scenes

The Marble Factory

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 17 Jun 2021 - Sun 20 Jun 2021
  • Location The Marble Factory

Absolute Scenes

By Timothy X Atack

Directed by Tanuja Amarasuriya

The world’s about to end, so of course we’re throwing a huge party. There are thousands of people here: multiple dance floors, denialist splinter groups, lovers’ rifts and DJs giving body counts. No one can remember how long the party has been going, nobody knows exactly when the apocalypse will strike. But Eddie and Wen have just split up. What will the rest of the night bring for them… if not the end of everything?

Absolute Scenes is a play about the stupid and wonderful things that happen when we’re faced with the inevitable – featuring an ensemble of funny, desperate, surprising characters, and interweaving stories of the many ways people find hope and dignity in the face of total catastrophe.

Age guidance 15+


If you are a single occupant, you can book a 2 seater table at the reduced rate of £16, using the code SOLOSCENES.

Please do not use this code if there are 2 of you as we need to know exact numbers in order to comply with current government restrictions.

The larger tables can host up to 6 attendees – there can be fewer of you but on them but no more than 6 to comply with restrictions.


Ajani Cabey 

Alex Chard

Alexander Uzoka

Anna Tutton

Bill Caple

Camilla Eliot

Carlie Diamond

Chiara Lari

Eve Pereira

Evie Hargreaves

Joe Usher

Joe Welch

Josephine Brookman-Amissah

Joshua Hurley

Josh Williams

Luke Taylor

Max Guest

Patrick McAndrew

Phoebe Cook

Rebecca Hyde

Ruby Ward

Shivam Pallana

Tanvi Virmani

Tom Atkinson

Tom Moran

Victoria Hoyle

Yazmin Kayani

Creative and Production Team

Writer Timothy X. Atack

Tim is a writer, composer and sound designer working in theatre, screen, audio, games and XR. His play Heartworm won the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting 2017 and his sci-fi eco-thriller series Forest 404 – the first drama to top the iTunes podcast charts – won the WGGB award for best radio drama 2020, as well as the Radio Academy ARIA for best fictional storytelling 2020. He is a co-founder of Sleepdogs along with Tanuja Amarasuriya, and resident at Pervasive Media Studio, Watershed. Projects with Sleepdogs include The Morpeth Carol – adapted as a BBC Radio 4 afternoon play and winner of the 2014 Radio Academy Award for Best Drama – The Bullet And The Bass Trombone, and Dark Land Light House, a sci-fi lighthouse story presented at Bristol Old Vic. For screen he was one of a team adapting the series Humans for Chinese TV. As composer/sound designer his work includes collaborations with Neil Bartlett, Raucous, Matt Lucas & David Walliams, Lucy Cassidy, and Chris Goode & Co. He writes regularly for the Big Finish official Doctor Who audio drama range, and is a member of the radiophonic pop group Angeltech.

Director Tanuja Amarasuriya

Tanuja is a director, dramaturg, writer and sound designer working in theatre, screen, audio, games and XR. She is co-founder of Sleepdogs, along with Tim X Atack. As director, her work includes with Bristol Old Vic (Dark Land Light House, The Bullet And The Bass Trombone and The Morpeth Carol by Tim X Atack, A Little Death by Vic Llewellyn and Check the Label by Eno Mfon), Improbable (The Paper Man) and Theatre503, directing Danusia Samal’s award-winning play Out of Sorts. Her sound design includes Selina Thompson’s award-winning salt., Chris Thorpe & Rachel Chavkin’s Status, and The Half God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams. As a dramaturg, she’s worked with artists including Sam Halmarack, Luca Rutherford, Lisa May Thomas and Raucous. She’s been a Leverhulme Arts Scholar attached to Bristol Old Vic, and is a resident at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio. She is currently developing a new narrative VR experience and has a short film in development with Lobufilms.

Assistant Director William Byam Shaw    

Assistant Director Jessy Roberts

Set Designer Charlotte Hurrell

Costume Designer Natasha Sadier        

AV Designer Ping Clarke-ng        

AV Operator Sophie Robinson

Lighting Designer Mary Bennett

Sound Designer Joe Waddington

Production Manager Ed Wilson    

Assistant Production Manager & Site Manager Leila Glen    

Stage Manager Kizzie Tims      

Deputy Stage Manager Caitlin Ravenscroft

Assistant Stage Manager Ellie Condon

Assistant Stage Manager Abbi Davies

Assistant Stage Manager Chris Davies

Assistant Stage Manager Tabbi Dodds

Prod LX Alastair Barrows          

Tech Team Adrianne Broadgate

Tech Team Willow Digweed

Tech Team Maisy Harbert        

Tech Team Dan Knipe

Tech Team Chris Monks

Tech Team Sophie Robinson                

Props Supervisor Frankie Dowers         

Props Assistant Elspeth Goodman        

Props Assistant Tom Gould      

Props Assistant Zoe Mackinnon

Props Assistant Jess Manley

Props Assistant Lola O’Donoghue         

Props Assistant Jess Way         

Head of Scenic Construction Andy Scrivens   

Construction Manager Kirk Bishop        

Construction Assistant Jack Bain          

Construction Assistant Lewis Bamford

Construction Assistant David Bath

Construction Assistant Millie Edinburgh

Construction Assistant Jude Fullwood

Construction Assistant Adam Mulligan       

Supervising Scenic Artist Leri Tecwyn

Scenic Artist Rowan Batoctoy

Scenic Artist Gina Hammersley      

Costume Supervisor Evie Akerman

Costume Assistant Saskia Bath

Costume Assistant Ruth Ferns Duncan

Costume Assistant Laetitia Gorget        

Costume Assistant Maisie Higgins         

Costume Assistant Ruby Nex    

Costume Assistant Susie Pearce

Costume Assistant Angelica Robinson   

Costume Assistant Charlotte Rowen

Rehearsal Photographer Rhea Norwood

Covid Supervisor Alice Dillon

Covid Supervisor Beshlie Thorp

Front of House Manager
Leila Glen

Front of House
Miranda Sellers
Elliot Paris-Hamilton
Matthew Newcombe
Lydia Morgan

Rehearsal Photos by Rhea Norwood

Production Photos by Mark Dawson

I absolutely love working backstage. It was something I had never done before arriving at BOVTS and I'm so grateful for the opportunity. Madi Barncoat, BA Costume Student