Kyoto by David Greig ‘The world was in the way.’

Kyoto by David Greig

Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 06 May 2021 - Fri 14 May 2021
  • Location Online, livestreamed from The Wardrobe Theatre
  • Ticket price

    £7 for a double bill (with Silk Road by Alex Oates)

  • Times

    Evening: 7.30 pm

    Running time: 35-40 minutes approx.


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‘The world was in the way.’

Lucy and Dan finally find themselves in a hotel room. For ten years, they have lived for the climate conferences that would bring them together, waiting for the perfect moment to start their affair. Their careers progress and their families expand, and so, this never happens. Until tonight.

With just one night left at the conference and a decade of missed opportunities spurring them on, they decide tonight is the night. What they expect to be a passion fuelled night, soon derails as the conversation runs away from them and bounces from sex, to world order, to the ice slowly melting as the world heats up.

Lit only by moonlight, and driven by achingly beautiful language, Kyoto  binds the grief of Lucy and Dan’s unmet expectations with their grief for climate change, as the two stumble around in the dark, trying to find their way back to each other.

Age guidance 14+

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay Ltd.

Cast & Creatives

Dan Michael Drake

Lucy Eliza Smith

Directed by Hope Thain

Designed by Cat Fuller

Production Supervisor Alix Abram

Stage Manager Laura Davies

DSM Spencer Cash-Archer

Costume Designer Cat Fuller

Video Designer Cat Fuller

Costume Supervisor Jasmine Barron

Lighting Designer Karris Holm

Lighting Operator Karris Holm

Sound Designer Jamie Craker

Sound Operator Jamie Craker

Production Carpenter Kirk Bishop

Camera Operator Adrianne Broadgate

Camera Operator Willow Digweed

AV Operator Jamie Craker

Vision Mixer Matilda Bradley

Sound Supervisor (stream) Sophie Robinson

Production Manager Ed Wilson

Assistant Production Manager Leila Glen


Premieres Thursday 6 May 2021.

Available on demand Wednesday 12  – Friday 14 May.

Production Photos by Craig Fuller

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