The Earthworks

A new play commissioned by the RSC as part of the 2017 Mischief Festival at The Other Place.

By Tom Morton-Smith

Directed by Erica Whyman

Music by Sarah Llewellyn

Designed by Rosanna Vize

On the eve of the activation of the Large Hadron Collider, two strangers – a journalist and a scientist – share their experiences of loss and hope in a funny but deeply touching one-act play. Performance run at the RSC‘s The Other Palace, spring/summer 2017.


Rebecca Humphries – Herta
Lena Kaur – Clare
Thomas Magnussen – Fritjof


Jimmy Jones – Percussion
Matthew Forbes – Cello
Tom Ford – Recording Engineer

Recording session photo by Bruce O’Neil

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Production photo by Topher McGrillis © RSC