Burlesque strip shows, bad dreams, social breakdown, population explosion, worldwide paranoia. A fast and furious metropolitan crash of people, scenes and decades, as three sisters attempt to navigate their dislocated lives and loves, while their dysfunctional father, a brilliant scientist, predicts global catastrophe.
An all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive Mike Bartlett’s epic rollercoaster of a play from 1968 to 2525 and back again.
In 2010 Miriam Buether won the Evening Standard Award for Best Set Design for Earthquakes in London and in 2011 she was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Set Design. In 2011 the production was nominated for a Southbank Sky Arts Award for theatre.