China Plate & Staatstheater Mainz presents

Talking About The Fire

Created by Chris Thorpe & Claire O’Reilly

Fri 12 Jul, 2024

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Fri 12th July, 9.00pm
Price: £10
If nuclear weapons continue to exist, we won’t. That’s where this show starts.

Very few of us have lived in a world without nuclear weapons. Not me. Probably not you. They just… exist.

Sometimes the threat slides into view. Russia invades Ukraine, maybe. But that doesn’t make the weapons more dangerous. They’re always dangerous. And one day – deliberately or accidentally – they’ll be used again. And then it’s all over.

From the team that created the award-winning Status and Confirmation, comes a show about a new nuclear weapons treaty – one that’s trying to give the power to eliminate nuclear weapons to the states, and people, who don’t possess them.

Created by seven-time Fringe First winner Chris Thorpe and Claire O’Reilly (Abbey Theatre), written and performed by Chris Thorpe and developed with Tony Award-winning Rachel Chavkin.

Supported by Battersea Arts CentreThe Albany and Véronique Christory.

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Garden Stage


Time: 9:00pm
Performance duration: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Age guidance: 14+
Advisories: Contains strong language & themes of nuclear warfare.


Standard: £10



Chris Thorpe



Chris Thorpe


Claire O'Reilly


Eleanor Field

Production Manager

Rob Athorn

Script Developer

Rachel Chavkin

View Dates and Book

Fri 12th July, 9.00pm
Price: £10