One of Britain’s most acclaimed an influential playwrights will premiere his new piece in Sutton.

Edward Bond’s Dea draws inspiration from Greek mythology and Jacobean tragedies to vividly capture the collapse of our society.

It opens at The Secombe in Sutton on May 24 and runs until June 11.

Sutton Theatres’ director Beri Juraic said: “Edward was one of the key people who supported us in saving theatres in Sutton and at the end of our first year here, we are very pleased to be presenting the world premiere of his new play.

“When I first read Dea, I immediately knew it is one of those rare plays which describe our society so vividly. It is that sense of urgency which is the backbone of our artistic programming.”

Bond has written some fifty plays at theatres such as the Barbican, the National Theatre and the Royal Court. They include 1965’s Saved, which helped pave the way for the abolition of theatre censorship in the UK.

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