Leeds-based Red Ladder Theatre Company– dubbed ‘Britain’s leading radical touring company’ – bring their show The Thing About Psychopaths to the Lantern Theatre on May 4.
A new play by Scottish-Ghanaian writer Ben Tagoe, it is described as a searing, funny and thought-provoking new play about power and empathy in modern Britain.
Noel is a trader, working for one of the country’s leading financial organisations. He’s worked hard to get there and he wants to reach the top. When Ray, a senior employee at the firm, approaches him with a proposition that bends the rules, he can see that he’d be stupid not to take the opportunity to climb the ladder.
But when their activity is exposed, Ray denies all knowledge and Noel’s life begins to spiral out of control. Soon he is facing his worst nightmare – prison. Can Noel learn a new set of rules and keep his head above water? Behind bars, only the strong survive and there’s no room for empathy if you want to thrive.
Exploring the politics of two very different worlds, The Thing About Psychopaths questions ideas of corruption, empathy and what it means to be human in 21st century Britain.
For more information visit www.thelanterntheatre.co.uk or call 01517030000.