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Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

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

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.

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

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


Director - Selma Dimitrijevic
Designer - Oliver Townsend
Mother - Joe Caffrey
Daughter - Max Runham
Assistant Director - Maria Crocker
Photo: Idil Sukan / Draw HQ


4 – 6 May, 8pm, Traverse Theatre, EDINBURGH

8 - 10 May, 7pm/8pm. tig7, MANNHEIM

12 May, 7:30pm, The Spring Arts Centre, HAVANT

14 May, 7:30pm Tolmen Centre, TOLMEN 

16 – 18 May, 9:30pm, Brighton Festival, BRIGHTON

22 May, 8pm, Dorchester Arts, DORCHESTER

24 May, 7:30pm, Cambrige Junction, CAMBRIDGE

25 – 28 May, 7:30pm, Bike Shed, EXETER

2 – 4 June, 7:30pm, Alphabetti Theatre, NEWCASTLE

7 June, Sheffield Theatres, SHEFFIELD

9 June, 19:45, Theatre Royal Winchester, WINCHESTER


“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

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

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

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

“text so spare that it seems to make space for strange happenings”
Joyce McMillan, **** THE SCOTSMAN

“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

“ A simple, complicated idea perfectly executed. Intelligent, emotionally intelligent, and somehow seeming to conjure a huge picture of the world from almost nothing; Gods Are Fallen and All Safety Gone is one of the most perfect pieces of theatre I have ever seen..”
Andrew Haydon, Postcards from Gods

“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,  The Moscow News.

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

*** currently tour booking for 2016, for press packs and all booking enquiries contact: Selma on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) ***

In September 2015 we took part in TBILISI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL with a fantastic group of international artists, a short video about the visit is below.



UK tour
Wed 4th May – Fri 10th June 2016,