Back The World
“In the battle between yourself and the world… back the world.” - Franz Kafka
1978 – Adrenaline, amphetamine, attitude, cheap lager. Buzzsaw guitars, a three chord manifesto. Sweaty sex with fanzine writers.
2008 – IKEA. Book Clubs. Pilates. Sensible teaching cordouroys.
Which would you choose?
Back The World is an uncompromising black comedy of dreams that rot before they die. A story of love, lust and playing support to Sham 69.
The play tells the story of a punk band trying to reform following the death of their obnoxious lead singer. A three-hander featuring two male and one female parts.
Directed by Maria Cattermole, Back the World toured successfully on the most threadbare of shoestring budgets in 2003 and 2004 picking up very decent notices from the regional press in the towns it visited and a reasonably enthusiastic review in The Guardian for its short London stint.
Praise for Back The World
'Full of witty, one line observations on modern life... like a punk rock Oscar Wilde.'
Eastern Daily Press
'Wit, energy, bile... May can really write.'
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian