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Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

by Selma Dimitrijevic

Edinburgh Festival - British Council Showcase 2015

Development supported by Almeida Theatre
Play first commissioned by Oran Mor’s A Play, A Pie and A Pint.

**** The Guardian
**** Time Out
**** The Times
**** The Stage
**** London Theatre
***** Plays To See

“quiet little punch in the face of a play” Huffington Post

GODS ARE FALLEN AND ALL SAFETY GONE is an investigation into what happens when we discover that our parents are flawed human beings, and that at some point, sooner than we think, they are suddenly going to disappear from our lives.
Intimate and funny, this play presents a lifetime of conversations, condensed into one hour.


Director - Selma Dimitrijevic
Designer - Oliver Townsend
Mother - Sean Campion
Daughter - Scott Turnbull
Assistant Director - Maria Crocker
Technical Support - Liam Borrett

We are delighted to be taking part in British Council Showcase 2015 with a fantastic group of UK companies and artists.


“It feels less like a traditional theatrical suspension of disbelief and more as if some kind of transference is taking place.”
Lyn Gardner, **** THE GUARDIAN.

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“It’s a very pure form of theatre – intimate, pared down and emotionally true.”
Natasha Tripney, **** THE STAGE

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“What a quiet, restrained and gently devastating piece this is!”
Miriam Gillinson, **** TIME OUT

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“This is searching, intelligent work that gently shakes us then quietly ends, leaving behind a bruise and an ache.”
Sam Marlowe, **** THE TIMES

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“Gods Are Fallen isn’t trying to tell you off for sometimes being a dickhead to your mum. It tells you how inevitable being a dickhead is, and that even when you feel bad about it, you’ll do it again.”
Huffington Post

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“A simple, complicated idea perfectly executed. Intelligent, emotionally intelligent, and somehow seeming to conjure a huge picture of the world from almost nothing.”
Andrew Haydon, on ‘Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone’, at the Almeida Festival.

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“Scott Turnbull is brilliant as Annie ... The equally marvelous Campion.”
Roz Wylie, **** London Theatre.

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“... conceptually sophisticated, understated and reminds us of what theatre can be.”
S A McCracken, ***** Plays To See.

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“I suggest you take your mother along to see it. Walk out with her arm-in-arm, just like I did. It may be too early for drinks at that point, but it won’t be too late to talk.
For as long as it’s not too late to talk to your mother, “Gods are fallen” may not break your heart.”
Natalia Antonova, on ‘Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone’, The Moscow News.

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“At just under an hour, this piece is a masterclass in precision.”Belinda Dillon, on ‘Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone’, Exeunt.

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“Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone is an intensely clever piece of theatre, sparse but certainly not small. It is, as the original Steinbeck quote concludes, ‘an aching kind of growing’.”
Lyndsay Cook, InSuffolk

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“Turnbull let his performance become…well, not performance.”
Tim Bano

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“Dimitrijevic’s sequence of four repeating mother-daughter conversations is perfectly simple in structure. But within its framework, she produces a superbly subtle analysis of the comedy and agony of this closest of family relationships.”
Joyce McMillan, on ‘Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone’, The Scotsman.

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Blog about the experience of taking part in the show,
written by Desara Bosnja.

For full tech specs, press packs and all booking enquiries contact: Selma on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

All London BSL interpreted and captioned performances were generously supported by Royal Victoria Hall foundation.

2015 Spring tour was supported by Arts Council England and house touring network.



  • Arts Council England
  • Victoria Hall Foundation
  • Summerhall


SUMMERHALL Cairns Lecture Theatre
Mon 17th – Sat 29th August 2015, 8:05
1 Summerhall Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Tickets: £12/10
Booking: 0131 560 158