In My Name
by Steven Hevey
It’s not easy being optimistic in London but on the day after winning the bid for the Olympics, the world suddenly felt a lot brighter… And then a bomb went off.
In My Name is a bold, dark and funny insight into the consequences of allowing life to pass you by. No matter how much you bury your head in the sand the world has a way of forcing itself right through your front door.
Adeel Akhtar | James Alexandrou | Ray Panthaki | Kevin Watt.
Director: Julia Stubbs | Designer: Georgia Lowe | Lighting: Richard Williamson | Sound/Music: Damian Reynolds | Photographer: Wayne Parker.
Produced by Yaller Skunk Theatre Company.
1-19 July 2008 at Trafalgar Studios 2, London *Off-West End Transfer
“Directed by Julia Stubbs and acted with a bruising physicality rarely seen this side of an old Sam Shepard play… In My Name is a thorough piece of present-tense naturalism.” Ben Brantley – The New York Times
“… this is a powerful reminder of that awful day three years ago and marks Hevey and Stubbs out as talents worth watching” Evening Standard
“Julia Stubbs’ production captures the energy running through Hevey’s script, the tension and the sharp social observation” Metro
“… director Julia Stubbs gets finely tuned, fly-on-the-wall performances from the four actors” Whatsonstage.com
“The comedy is nervy, nasty and truthful… the performances are top-notch… What began as an unsettling underclass comedy develops into a brutal psychological thriller” The Spectator
“… this play is a stylish small explosion… Hevey executes it with blackly comic panache and the performances in Julia Stubbs’ production are excellent” The Times
“… aside from the obvious reaction to terrorism, Hevey’s play flirts with a host of other 21st century issues. His representation of struggling young working males and the different issues they face marks him as a writer with a keen observational eye for realism” Official London Theatre Review
“… revived with pace and efficiency by Julia Stubbs” ReviewsGate