What's on/Brighton Fringe 2022/The Huns
Written by the award-winning Canadian playwright Michael Ross Albert, ‘The Huns’ is a menacing workplace comedy about millennial anxieties, minor revolutions and modern-day barbarians.
The morning after a break-in at a tech company, three co-workers assemble for a conference call to discuss the burglary. What starts as a civilized, professional meeting swiftly devolves into a brutal showdown that puts everyone’s careers, and their hopes for future happiness, in jeopardy. Featuring the original award-winning cast and crew of Canadian artists, ‘The Huns’ is an unnerving, laugh-out-loud look at modern workplace culture and mental health.
The production received its world premiere in the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival, where it was named Patron's Pick (highest grossing) of Streetcar Crowsnest Guloien Theatre and was selected to be remounted in the Best of Toronto Fringe Festival. It received awards for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Play, and Outstanding Direction in NOW Magazine's annual wrap-up of Toronto Fringe Festival. "The Huns" was nominated for a 2019 My Entertainment World Critics' Pick Award in the Outstanding New Play category.
Unanimously praised by critics and audience members alike, 'The Huns' is described as “an outstanding production with acute insight into the modern workplace” ★★★★★ (NOW Magazine).
This production acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
NOW Magazine on THE HUNS
“The Huns delivers a hilariously believable hell that the audience knows won’t change by Monday morning; because with co-workers like these, who needs enemies”
“A razor-sharp timely new play”
Life With More Cowbell on THE HUNS
"A thrilling hour of relatable madness."
Istvan Review on THE HUNS
"It’s funny, it’s moving, it’s fantastically sharp in both technical execution and societal incision"
My Entertainment World on THE HUNS
“It made me laugh, it made me angry, I felt anxious and sad and so many other things I couldn’t articulate if I tried, and that is something rare in any theatre"
Stage Door on THE HUNS
“Director Marie Farsi impressively manages to transform ‘three people at a table’ into a lively and dynamic affair”
Art Vox on THE HUNS
Directed by Marie Farsi
Playwright: Michael Ross Albert
Producer: Michael Ross Albert & Cass Van Wyck
Stage Management: Aidan Hammond
Sound Design/Direction: Andy Trithardt
Jamie Cavanagh as Pete
Breanna Dillon as Iris
Cass Van Wyck as Shelley
Featuring the voices of: Claire Armstrong, Blue Bigwood-Mallin, Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster, Izad Etemadi, Marie Farsi, David Lafontaine, Emilie Leclerc, Daniel Pagett, Tyrone Savage, Andy Trithardt, Jenni Walls & Richard Young
Produced by: One Four One Collective
Brighton Venue: BUBBLE
55 min, no interval
Brighton Fringe 2022
Standard Full Price applies to all Adults aged 18 and over.