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Podcast: FlashBang Wallop, What A Play…

Proforca Theatre’s David Brady on their new play FlashBang

[Note: This interview was recorded in 2022 and does make some references to other shows playing during that time. We have updated the links on this page to account for the show’s return in 2024]

David Brady is someone we love chatting to. Not only because his theatre company, Proforca, make such amazing plays, but also because of all the work they do at Lion and Unicorn Theatre, supporting and nurturing the artists who perform there.

So when he got in touch about their new play, Flashbang, which will open their Autumn/ Winter season, we of course invited him back to chat to us once more. So join us to hear about the play, along with some talk on Camden Fringe, plus we get a lovely lesson on spotlight use in the theatre.

You can book tickets for Flashbang here.


Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 6 – 17 September

noun: flashbang

  1. a grenade that produces a bright flash and a loud noise so as to stun or disorient people without causing serious injury; a stun grenade.

Ryan and his gang were going to be mates forever. 

Living their lives in the same cycle as everyone else in a little town 20 miles from anywhere important.

Living for the next night out. Living for the weekend.

Getting into and out of trouble. Work. Pub. Sleep. Repeat. 

Ryan and his gang have seen it all, done it all, lived it all. The nights they wished they could remember and the mornings after they’d rather forget.

Ryan and his gang were going to be mates forever. 

But then came the night when everything changed.

Proforça Theatre Company returns with “Flashbang” – an exuberant, explosive and gut-punching rollercoaster ride through the ties that bind five best mates together and what happens to those friends when that world is blown apart.

Flashbang is written by James Lewis and Directed by David Brady and brought to you by the critically-acclaimed team that brought you “At Last” [2019]. “Feel” [2018 / 19] and the Offie-Nominated “Lately” [2022]

Tickets and further information can be found here.

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