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The Balancing ActBig Brum presents

The Balancing Act

By Edward Bond

Tuesday 19th Dec 2006 at 7.30pm in The Ron Barber Studio

A young woman stares expressionlessly at a spot on the floor. “That’s the spot that holds the world in balance. If it was trod on, the balanc’d go.” Her boyfriend, Nelson, wants to know how long she will lock herself in a room of a condemned building in order to save the world…

With the world precariously balanced, we follow Nelson on a journey in search of a reasonable explanation: he encounters a power-crazed social security official, a top-hatted thief, an old woman claiming him as her long-lost son, a frustrated wife and the mysterious Mr. Pringle. Can the world be saved or will it end in a frantic tango?

The Balancing Act, the fourth play in Edward Bond’s Big Brum Quintet, is a riotous black comedy that enacts what happens to people when the world is dominated by irrational ideas, obsession and fanaticism.

Big Brum has an international reputation for producing compelling and innovative new work.

The greatest of post-war British playwrights…’ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

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