Mosquitoes

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As a Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is embarking on the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs boson particle.

Play title:  Mosquitoes

Author (s):  Lucy Kirkwood

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Publication Date: 2017

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Astrophysics

Secondary Discipline: Physics

Scientist (s): None

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 6 Women, 4 Men

The Boson, Alice, Jenny, Luke, Natalie, Karen, Henri, Gavriella Bastianelli/Policewoman, Journalist, Scientists

Setting: Geneva

Time Period: 2008

Synopsis of Play: Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As a Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is embarking on the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs boson particle. Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton, She spends a lot of time googling. When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens everyone with chaos. (play text cover blurb, Nick Hern Books)

First Performance Date: July 25th, 2017

First Producer: The National Theatre, London

Performance History: Mosquitoes was first performed in the Dorfman auditorium of the National Theatre, London, on July 25th, 2017. It was directed by Rufus Norris and designed by Katrina Lindsay with lighting design by Paule Constable, music by Adam Cork, and sound design by Paul Arditti. Mosquitoes was originally commissioned by Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director, Barry Grove, Executive Producer, with funds provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Links:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/jul/26/mosquitoes-review-lucy-kirkwood-olivia-colman-olivia-williams

https://variety.com/2017/legit/reviews/mosquitoes-review-play-lucy-kirkwood-1202509398/

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/mosquitoes-theater-1024427

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/olivia-colman-devastatingly-good-lucy-kirkwoods-dazzling-new/

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/reviews/mosquitoes-review-national-theatre-rufus-norris-chimerica-lucy-kirkwood-olivia-coleman-olivia-a7861316.html

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/theatre/836496/Mosquitoes-review-National-Theatre-Lucy-Kirkwood

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/theatre-review-mosquitoes-at-the-dorfman-theatre-se1-9nvwp6r75

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/mosquitoes-theatre-review-olivia-colman-is-a-triumph-but-science-sister-act-misfires-a3682066.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4730476/QUENTIN-LETTS-night-review-Mosquitoes.html

https://www.londontheatre.co.uk/reviews/review-of-mosquitoes-starring-olivia-colman-at-the-national-theatre

https://www.britishtheatreguide.info/reviews/mosquitoes-dorfman-theatre-14627

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations                             

                               

2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:                                    2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:

Brinkhoff Mogenburg                                                                  Tristram Kenton for the Guardian

                                             

2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:                                    2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:
Tristram Kenton for the Guardian                                               Brinkhoff Mogenburg

                               

2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:                                   2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:

Brinkhoff Mogenburg                                                                Brinkhoff Mogenburg           

                                

2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:                                   2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:

Brinkhoff Mogenburg                                                                 Brinkhoff Mogenburg

                                      

2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:                                   2017, London’s National Theatre, Photo:

Brinkhoff Mogenburg                                                                 Brinkhoff Mogenburg

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