NEON discusses the subject of death and what lies beyond.
In a world of unsettling headlines, how can one man tackle the prospect of being alone?
The grand and absurd story of NEON is told with a timely urgency, and a grounded importance that touches upon the value of faith and our need to carry on through the darkest of moments.
Jude, a therapist, meets her girlfriend's reclusive flatmate. He just spends his time inside drinking Capri Suns. He also claims to be God. But when one of Jude’s patients comes to her having had visions of a strange man in his flat, she finds herself caught up in the birth of John’s new religion. What lies beyond death? What lay before life? Witty yet morbid, NEON is a bold new play that explores loneliness, death and transcendence, and the potential to find faith in the unlikeliest of spaces.
NEON has been a project over a year in the making, inspired by the lyrics to Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sound of Silence’: ‘And the people bowed and prayed / To the neon gods they made’.