by Ella Hickson
Starring Anne-Marie Duff and Yolanda Kettle
Design Vicki Mortimer
Lighting Lucy Carter
Composition Stuart Earl
Dramaturg Jenny Worton
The Bronze Age. The Iron Age. The Age of Oil. The Stone Age didn't end for want of stones.
What do you do when you know it's going to run out? Oil follows the lives of one woman and her daughter in an epic, hurtling crash of empire, history and family.
"Hickson's play is admirably ambitious. Like its subject matter, it casts light into hidden corners."
The Sunday Times
"Bold, playful and scorchingly ambitious"
"Mixes prickly humour with a mischievous intelligence"
"Hugely imaginative...I can't get it out of my mind"
"Anne-Marie Duff is magnificent...an audacious piece of writing"
Mail on Sunday
"We just don't get female character like this often enough on astage, and certainly not fronting a play as ambitious as this"