Human Animals

2017 V38


Nature is revolting! London struggles against an animal infestation – or does it? In the midst of the chaos, six characters endure a restrictive, claustrophobic existence; as curfews are enforced, roads closed and parks burned to the ground, their humanity is reduced, and they become alarmingly similar to their animal companions. Smith’s play presents a twisted version of natural selection that interrogates how far society will go to protect itself. As animal instincts kick in and civility is discarded, characters must choose between fight and flight. Should they bare their teeth and bite back or roll over compliantly?

This show was part of our 2017 season