This place is about to blow. A violent storm sweeps the coast. Diana Stuckley and her daughter are struggling to keep the roof on their run-down manor house, when neighbours and strangers begin to appear on their doorstep, seeking shelter from the floods. One of these unexpected arrivals is Ted Farrier, the charismatic leader of a right-wing organisation: he could be Diana’s saviour – or pull the fragile household to pieces. Stranded together, this explosive mix of people must survive the weather, and each other.

Cast & Crew


Diana Stuckley
Ted Farrier
US Anton
US Diana
US Dora
US Fiske
US Isis
US Perry
US Pete
US Ripley
US Ruth
US Ted


Assistant Costume Designer
Company Voice Work
Composer and Sound Designer
Fight Director
Lighting Designer
Set and Costume Designer
Staff Director
Video Designer


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  1. On 28th July 2020 at 3:32 p.m., alexpacker noted:

    This production was midway through rehearsals when all performances were cancelled. It didn’t complete its rehearsal process and therefore didn’t play to an audience which it was due to do on 7th April 2020 (first preview). Press Night was due to take place on 15th April 2020.

    This was due to the UK lockdown and theatre shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

    It is not known if this production will be re-mounted when the National Theatre re-opens in late 2020 or early 2021.

  2. On 28th July 2020 at 3:37 p.m., alexpacker noted:

    Interestingly, this production appears to have its understudies sharing duties with All Of Us, a play that was due to open in the neighbouring Dorfman Theatre in the building. There are no understudies in the Dorfman due to budgetary constraints. I assume that those company members were ensemble members in All of Us in the Dorfman Theatre and understudies for Manor in the Lyttelton Theatre. I’m unsure how it would work if an actor was needed to perform in both productions on the same night.

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