Theatre Paradok steps into Alistair McDowall's surreal world of Pomona.
Ollie’s sister is missing. Her search takes her to Manchester, where she is reluctantly directed to Pomona, an abandoned concrete island in the heart of the city. Here is where she uncovers the delicate web of power structures and underground operations darker than you would even dare to imagine, against which the action plays out.
Human trafficking, Dungeons and Dragons, snuff films and HP Lovecraft, this play covers all four of them in a bitingly funny, surreal, thrilling and terrifying narrative which toys with power, morality and suspense all in one.
A Royal Court/RWCMD commission and produced at Orange Tree Theatre autumn 2014. Transfer to the Royal National Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange autumn 2015 Winner of Four Off-West End Awards including Best Production and Best New Play. “Alistair McDowall’s new play will fuck with your head. Pomona fuses fantasy and reality in a disturbing dystopian vision of society. The play is a real demonstration of McDowall’s skill at crafting a plot that sticks in the brain, heart and stomach.” Four Stars, Time Out