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Playmill: Screen 9
Festivals + Verbatim

Playmill: Screen 9

At the Colorado premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, a community was torn apart by gun violence. But while their hearts were broken, their community was not. This hard-hitting verbatim piece follows the survivors remarkable true testimonies of the infamous Batman Shootings, as they attempt to respond and recover from the tragedy. This is their story and every word is real.

Created from interviews, articles, videos, tweets and trial coverage, we follow four individuals—Alex, Mary, Jonny and Katie—as they truthfully take us through the before, during and after of this devastating event. 

Piccolo Theatre is a bold new company, creating cutting edge and thought-provoking theatre. The Pleasance is proud to present Screen 9 as this year's recipient of the Charlie Hartill Theatre Reserve. This production is a preview with the show set to premiere at  the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Please note that this production contains themes of violence, mentions of suicide and features a blackout period of approximately 10 minutes.



Katy Sabrina Wu

Mary Hannah Schunk-Hockings

Alex David Austin-Barnes

Jonny George Rexstrew


Director and Writer Kate Barton

Designer Matthew Jennings

Assistant Director Jennifer Baker

Ticket Price

£10 - £18


22 - 24 July 2021



★★★★★ “Utterly captivating and will remain in my memory for weeks to come" Palatinate

★★★★★ “It will stay with me for a long time to comeThe Bubble

Touching, powerful and importantFirst Night Magazine


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