Motherlode presents in co production with rCT Theatres
by Rachael Boulton
South Wales. The night the last factory closed. Four neighbours build a plane and take off down the high street, past the butchers, past the curry house, and above the chapel in search of a life free from politics and the grind.
Blisteringly funny, this heartwarming drama accompanied by live original score by David Grubb and choreography by Emma Vickery is a new adventure from the valleys that makes anything seem possible.
Co-produced by RCT Theatres as part of the Coliseum Theatre’s 80th birthday celebrations.
In association with Creu Cymru
Supported by Arts Council Wales, Bristol Old Vic & Chapter
what people are saying
★ ★ ★ ★ “It’s unlikely that a play exploring such diverse themes as unemployment, suicide, deprivation and Brexit will ever evoke as much as joy as this new work by writer/director Rachael Boulton” The Stage
★ ★ ★ ★ “Hope springs eternal” Close up Culture
★ ★ ★ ★ “Energy positively bounces off the walls.” View from the Cheap Seat
★ ★ ★ ★ “A subtly political piece that has much to say about the failings of modern society” Reviews Hub
★ ★ ★ ★ “Genuinely engaging characters” Get the Chance
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Exodus is polemic, a rage against the dying of the light” The Morning Star
“Beautifully choreographed dance sequences are peppered throughout the piece, giving the production a somewhat ethereal quality” Wales Arts Review
★ ★ ★ ★ “Gloriously freewheeling, very funny and thought provoking” Reviews Gate
“This is a very real piece of writing, sensitively played by an excellent cast giving us some real moments of great laughter” Theatre Wales
★ ★ ★ ★ “Despite the grim undertones there is a spring in the step of this play: this bunch has the grim resilience of South Wales in their blood” London Pub Theatres
★ ★ ★ ★ “Explores themes such as austerity, immigration, suicide and depression in a sensitive, thought-provoking way” Spy in the Stalls
“It’s both funny and touching in turn, and animated by a spirit of defiance that is truly political” Arts Scene in Wales
★ ★ ★ ★ “This is a seductive fantasy with a subtle, vicious bite of awareness.” UK Theatre Web
★ ★ ★ ★ “Bittersweet, Exodus works its magic by encouraging optimism alongside the idea that the plot is to be taken at face value” Buzz Magazine