Where were you in July 2005?

June 27 2014

ALMOST a decade on, theatre group, Kelvin Players, is looking at how lives were affected by the London bombings.

ALMOST a decade on, theatre group, Kelvin Players, is looking at how lives were affected by the London bombings.

Challenging and powerful, Simon Stephens’ play “Pornography” was the first production to confront the attacks in London on June 7 2005.

The play also focuses on several other events which surrounded the bombings, including Live 8, and the London 2012 Olympic bid.

Pornography draws attention to several unconnected scenes set across the capital, all featuring characters touched by the events of those few days.

A brother and sister confront illicit feelings for one another; a lonely widow tries to make sense of modern day life; an academic meets a former student by chance; an angry schoolboy becomes besotted with his teacher; a working mother takes revenge on her boss; and a young man boards a train to London with single-minded resolve.

Director Josh Cooper said: "Where were you is the question we’re asking, because for most of us these events played a significant part of our recent history. Pornography tackles very recent events and very modern issues, and is a must for anyone looking for a thought-provoking evening.

"All of those characters featured are searching for a connection in an urban environment – a subject that’s as relevant today in a transient city like Bristol as it was in London nine years ago.

"Each character in the play in turn goes on to make some sort of transgression, and this shows the complexity of human and social relationships in the modern city."

Stephens is also recognised for his adaptation of 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time'.

The play will be running July 8 to 12 July, from 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 on the Tuesday night, and £10 on Wednesday through to Saturday. To book online visit: www.kelvinplayers.co.uk, or call the booking line on 0117 959 3636.

Pornography performed by Kelvin Players