Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure

Written by Magne van den Berg/ Directed by Alice Malin

Louise and Jon.
Happy together.

Except. Jon's got something to say.
A small disclosure.
With big consequences ...

Comedy and tragedy collide in a play about what happens when one person wants to go and the other wants them to stay.

‘Big Aftermath…’ explores how lives can turn on a word and the allure of the self-destruct button.

Dutch playwright Magne van den Berg is the author of several plays acclaimed in her native Holland. Big Aftermath of a Small Disclosure won the HG Van der Vies Prize. This is the first production of her work in the UK.

Translator Purni Morell is the former Artistic Director of the Unicorn Theatre and a former director of the National Theatre Studio. Her productions as translator and director have been seen all over the world.

Director Alice Malin is Associate Director of Actors Touring Company. She directed the recent touring revival of Winter Solstice by Roland Schimmelpfennig in co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre; and is developing a new play with Mark Lockyer (Living with the Lights On).

1 – 26 August (except 13 and 20)
Old Lab


4.5 ★ Reassurance that theatre can still offer endless possibilities and surprises... beautifully crafted by Alice Malin

Susan Singfield, Bouquets and Brickbats

★★★★ A quickfire play with a light touch - a serious examination of the state we’re in

Matt Trueman, What's on Stage

★★★★ Atmospheric and pleasurable … if you want a thought-provoking hour of entertainment head to the Old Lab at Summerhall

Rona Ounsley, one4review

The beauty in this show is in the little white lies, the snippets of half-truth that cause a relationship to irreparably break apart.

Daniel Perks, Fest Magazine

A really clever bit of writing … deft and fascinating

Tim Bano , The Stage



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The Company
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Abhin Galeya and Wendy Kweh
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The Company
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Mark Weinman and Abhin Galeya
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Sam Callis and Mark Weinman
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Wendy Kweh
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Wendy Kweh - LOUISE

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Sam Callis - JOHAN

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Abhin Galeya - JON

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Mark Weinman - SJON