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Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

by Selma Dimitrijevic

Greyscale presents
Spring tour 2015

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

Director - Selma Dimitrijevic
Designer - Oliver Townsend
Mother - Sean Campion
Daughter - Scott Turnbull
Assistant Director - Maria Crocker
BSL interpreter - Becky Allen

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.

We are delighted to be working with BSL interpreter Becky Allen on Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone.

She will join us once a week for six weeks:

In Glasgow at TRON theatre on 6th of May  
In London at CAMDEN PEOPLE’S THEATRE on 17th, 20th and 30th of May. 
In Newcastle at NORTHERN STAGE on 6th of June  
In Manchester at ROYAL EXCHANGE on 12th of June. 

“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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“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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“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 Dimitrijevic
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All London BSL interpreted and captioned performances are generously supported by Royal Victoria Hall foundation.

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



  • Arts Council England
  • Victoria Hall Foundation


Mon 20th April – Sun 3rd May 2015,
Various Venues
Wed 6th – Sat 9th May 2015, 8:00
Tickets: £10/£7.50
Booking: 01415524267
Tue 12th – Sun 31st May 2015, 7:30
Tickets: £12
Booking: 02074194841
Thu 4th – Sat 6th June 2015, 7:30
Tickets: £10/£8
Booking: 0191 230 515
Fri 12th – Sat 13th June 2015, 7:30
Tickets: £12
Booking: 01618339833