“They're outside. Even if you write down what I tell you and you get the world to read the book, I don't think they'll be bothered. They're not frightened of the truth. What hope have we got? “
Chaotic, fast, and furious, Zero is the new play from multi award-winning Theatre Absolute. Written by Chris O'Connell, the play is an explosive and anarchic stare at the ethics of torture, and the curse of censorship.
Twenty years from now, in the face of a feast of unabated nihilism, hundreds of camps have been built to torture and gain information at any cost, from those who aim to blow apart the rich pickings of a world that is wealthy beyond its dreams.
Alex, a translator at Camp Zero, seeks to tell the world of the brutal regime within the camps, and finds his life is suddenly on the line. Survival is paramount, death may be inevitable, but the truth has to be told.
Zero toured with Theatre Absolute in 2008.
Chris O'Connell's previous work for Theatre Absolute includes 'Big Burger Chonicles' and 'She's Electric'. He has been Writer in Residence for Paines Plough, and his other plays for theatre include 'Hymns' (Frantic Assembly, West End), 'Hold Ya', 'The Blue Zone', 'Cool Water Murder' and for Radio 4 'Gabriel's Ashes'.