I joined the army because I couldn’t get a job on civvy street, couldn’t get one, didn’t want one. I didn’t want to get stuck in a down, brown, empty old town, I didn’t want to be working for the weekend and wasting the week. I wanted more.
Dirty old Blackpool is the dead end that Carl needs to escape. It’s the home of his broken father, old pubs and the boys who sell drugs from the British Legion. The army and Afghanistan offer him the chance to be anything he wants, but it’s a bargain that brings him back to Blackpool a different man.
Gareth Farr has been working as a professional actor for the past eleven years, working with the RSC, The Royal Court, Young Vic and in the West End. He has been part of the Royal Court Writers Programme and Super Group and had worked developed and performed at The Green Room Studio Theatre in Manchester. Gareth has also written for the Tristan Bates Ignition scheme and has since been invited to develop his work for them into a full production. Britannia Waves the Rules is his first full length play.