24th March - 11th April 2015
ABOUT THE SHOW
Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble. The tiny, flea-bitten town of Martirio – barbeque sauce capital of Texas - is in shock after Vernon’s best friend Jesus Navarro massacres sixteen of their classmates before turning his gun on himself.
With Jesus dead and nobody left to blame, the Martirio townsfolk are looking for a scapegoat. And with the appearance of charming but sadistic television reporter Eulalio “Lally” Ledesma, Vernon soon finds himself in hot water. There’s only one answer: take inspiration from the film Against All Odds and run away to Mexico. But the law is in hot pursuit, the TV cameras are rolling, and before too long, the eyes of the entire world are on Vernon.
Nominated for an Olivier for Best New Play during its Young Vic premiere in 2007, Vernon God Little is a darkly comic look at the commercialisation of horror - and the importance of looking out for other people. Complete with a rhinestone-studded country and western soundtrack and a dollop of barbeque sauce, this exciting piece of theatre proves that desperate times can throw up the most unlikely of heroes.
Fledgling company Burn Bright Theatre team up with six-times Off West End Award-nominated Space Productions for a free-wheeling, fast-talking, foot-stomping night at the theatre like no other
With thanks to ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, SPACE PRODUCTIONS and SUPPORTING WALL.
VERNON GOD LITTLE