Christopher Harrisson Christopher Harrisson
A New Myth by Christopher Harrisson
“In 1985, a fissure formed at England’s centre and split the north from the south. A real gap, descending into an abyss of bottomless depth. In the north, cut off, things began to stir.”
It begins with a phonecall at 3am. After some shocking news, a young man embarks on an extraordinary, surreal journey from the lights of the city back to where it all began: the dark and bloody heart of the north. There monsters lurk and a reckoning waits.
Fresh from storming the Edinburgh Fringe, this acclaimed solo show combines highly physical storytelling and animation in a grotesque roadtrip through a world bent out of shape.
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
“Intelligent, exhilarating, strikingly original and moving, I cannot recommend this play enough..”
★★★★ The Stage
“Harrison himself is a dynamic performer, spinning across the stage as he pounds his coal-black myth together until it shines like a diamond.”
★★★★ Broadway World
“Totally bizarre but effectively realised, The North! The North! is a surreal, captivating, gothic fantasy, suggesting Christopher Harrisson is definitely one to watch.”
★★★★ A Younger Theatre
“This play is a sinister, thought provoking journey through a world that is not so much a dystopia as it is a grim fairytale of a reimagined present.”
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ The Wee Review