The Pitchfork Disney is a play by Philip Ridley, being shown at the Keble O'Reilly Theatre in Oxford. Tickets are £7/£6 (adults/concesions)
'Darwin got it all wrong, you see. Fitness has got nothing to do with it. It's survival of the sickest. That's all.'
Terrified of the outside world, one night Haley and Presley's strange peace is broken with the arrival of Cosmo Disney. Cosmo Disney who is more beautiful than anything they’ve ever seen; Cosmo Disney who brings with him the demonic world of their own imaginations. But it is only when the door has closed that Cosmo discovers, within the house, lurks something far more sinister: the true darkness of the human soul.
Written in 1991, Ridley’s play is known as the first of the in-yer-face tradition which bloomed into the work of Anthony Neilson, Mark Ravenhill and Sarah Kane. Considered extremely controversial in its time, it was revived at the Arcola Theatre in 2012 and received excellent reviews.
Director: Alvin Yu
Assistant Director: James Barrett
Music: Kevin McLeod
Special thanks to Eden Vansittart