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Mercury Fur revival transfers to Trafalgar 2 from 29 May

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Greenhouse Theatre Company's recent revival of Philip Ridley's controversial 2005 play Mercury Fur will transfer to Trafalgar Studios 2 from 29 May to 23 June 2012.

The production, which is directed by Ned Bennett, premiered at the Old Red Lion Theatre in March.

Set in a post-apocalyptic East End of London, Mercury Fur tells of a society dictated by terrorists, violent gangs and drugs. Amidst it all, Elliot and Darren earn money by hosting parties for their wealthy clients where anything goes.

It's the latest in a spate of recent Philip Ridley revivals - others include Tender Napalm at Southwark Playhouse and The Pitchfork Disney at the Arcola. His latest play, Shivered, premiered at Southwark Playhouse in March.

Written in 2005, Mercury Fur caused such levels of controversy that Faber and Faber refused to publish it. But it has since achieved cult status and received several acclaimed revivals.

Ridley's other plays include The Fastest Clock in the Universe, Ghost from a Perfect Place, Vincent River, Leaves of Glass and Piranha Heights. He has also written several plays for young people including Moonfleece and Brokenville.

The cast of Mercury Fur includes Ciaran Owens, Frank C Keogh, James Fynan, Ben Dilloway, Katie Scarfe and Henry Lewis.

Currently in Trafalgar Studios 2, Step 9 (of 12) starring The Inbetweeners' Blake Harrison continues to 26 May.


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