CORIOLANUS VANISHES

About

A contemporary psychological tragedy written and performed by David Leddy.

Chris has just experienced three deaths, one after another. He’s in prison awaiting trial. But he can’t quite remember why.

Over the course of one tense, riveting hour we witness him piece together his complex descent from passionate love to shame, devastation and the many, many forms of madness. Just beneath the surface of everyday life there’s complete anarchy lying in wait.

Coriolanus Vanishes is a contemporary psychological tragedy written and performed by David Leddy, “theatrical maverick” (Guardian), “iconoclast” (List) and “genius” (Scotsman). The show features an audacious and arresting design from a multi-award-winning production team where richly-coloured, razor-sharp slashes of light cut across a burnt-out, stark stage.

Exploring how shadowy childhood memories can besiege our adult relationships, Coriolanus Vanishes combines the moral ambiguity of the global arms trade with the chaotic challenges of adopting an abused child.

Sometimes your friends are worse than your enemies, and sometimes you’re the worst of all. What happens then?

Presented by Fire Exit in co-production with Tron Theatre.

★★★★ 'Exquisite' Guardian
★★★★ 'Spectacular' The List
★★★★ 'Engrossing' Herald

Previous Presentations

WORLD PREMIERE
14 – 22 April 2017, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

Credits

Written and performed by DAVID LEDDY

Assistant Director NAOMI O KELLY
Creative Consultant JOHNNY MCKNIGHT
Designed realised by BECKY MINTO
Lighting design by NICH SMITH
Sound design by DANNY KRASS
Production Manager NIALL BLACK
Stage Manager LINSEY JOHNSTONE
Lighting Technician G MCDERMOTT
Sound Technician SHAUN CLARK
Stage Hand DAVID LAUDER
Design Consultant CARYS HOBBS
Assistant Lighting Designer ANA MIRAN

Marketing and Press Consultant NIALL WALKER
Online Articles Writer HANNAH MCGILL
Text proofing by DERMOT FITZSIMONS

For Fire Exit
Consultant Producer KATE BOWEN
General Manager VIVIANE HULLIN

Funded by CREATIVE SCOTLAND
Co-produced with TRON THEATRE

Script

Buy the book:
CORIOLANUS VANISHES by David Leddy
Paperback £9.99 + P&P
Kindle £6.99
First edition, 2017.
Published and sold by Fire Exit Limited via Amazon.

The book contains:

  • Full play script

  • Introduction by the writer

  • Notes on quotations and music

  • Creative team biographies

  • Deleted scenes

Learn

Newly commissioned articles on ideas from the show, behind-the-scenes photographs and featured music, are available online.
Learn pages.