Archives - Violence and Son

by Gary Owen

Directed by John Davies

Friday 7th – Saturday 15th February 2020 in the Auditorium

A dark comedy of teenage love and adult stupidity

After his mother’s death, 17-year-old self-confessed geek Liam moves to Wales to live with his father Rick, a man he doesn’t know, has nothing in common with, and whose nickname is Violence. Liam fancies class-mate Jen, who seems willing to ditch her rugby-playing boyfriend in Liam’s favour, and as they return from a Doctor Who convention in Cardiff, Liam impersonating Matt Smith’s Doctor, and Jen as Amy Pond in a very short-skirted policewoman’s uniform, they try to find out whether the other one actually fancies them. Things take a more serious turn on the appearance of Rick and his live-in girlfriend Suze, and Rick’s advice to Liam on how to take things further leads to serious misunderstandings between the young couple. A play that starts as a light-hearted comedy ends up posing serious questions about consent, male attitudes, and the way women are still treated in our society.


'Every teenager – and every recovering ex-teenager – should see this.'
- Daily Telegraph

‘A seriously good play; what is especially good is its downright condemnation of a bullying male ethos.’
- The Guardian

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Part of the Barn’s 2019/2020 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Creative Team

Director-John Davies
Production Manager-Carol Bush
Stage Manager-Nigel Rive
Assistant Stage Manager-Victoria Rive
Sound-James Rowles
Lighting-John Cude
Set Design-Rosemary Bianchi
Props-Sheila Grimmant
Wardrobe-Anne Mawer
Rehearsal Prompt-Jacquie Clayton


Friday 7th – Saturday 15th February 2020

Friday 7th February8.00pm 
Saturday 8th February8.00pm 
Monday 10th February8.00pm 
Tuesday 11th February8.00pm 
Wednesday 12th February8.00pm 
Thursday 13th February8.00pm 
Friday 14th February8.00pm 
Saturday 15th February2.30pm 
Saturday 15th February8.00pm 

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