Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Sebastian michael_top story_old vic tunnels

Swiss writer Sebastian Michael did not shy away from big themes in his latest play, Top Story. A giant meteor is heading for Los Angeles as rolling reports document the planet’s final week. The two main protagonists lounge on a Chesterfield awaiting the end of the world. This dark comedy touches on philosophical questions but is first and foremost a parody of our globalised world, where headlines write history. The performances were held at the Old Vic’s offside venue the Old Vic Tunnels, under the arches of Waterloo Station. The dark labyrinthine corridors and the distant growling thunder of the arriving and departing trains gave the play a truly apocalyptic atmosphere.