Produced by Decadent Theatre Company. 03 – 08 November Tickets £10.00- £26.50 Dates & Times 03 – 08 November
Tue – Fri – 7:45pm. Sat – 2:30PM / 7:45pm. Sun – 1:30pm.
Vernon Little lives in a flea-bitten Texan town, “the barbeque sauce capital of the state”, where his best friend has just massacred sixteen of his classmates. The town wants vengeance and turns its sights on the innocent Vernon who is arrested from the start of the story. As the saying goes – “when the going gets tough, the tough get going” – Vernon hits the road and flees to Mexico pursued by a media circus of outlandish proportions.
This play is based on the Booker Prize winning novel of the same name by DBC Pierre.
Vernon God Little is a riotous, irreverent adventure with a fast-talking fifteen year old who cruelly ends up on a version of death row driven by the rules of reality TV. Desperate times throw up the most unlikely of heroes. Vernon’s innate innocence exposes the nature of the American experience of justice in the eye of a media storm, and since he’s a boy of such sweetness, he makes death row a respectable address.
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre Booker Prize Winner 2003.
The Young Vic audience voted it in the top 3 shows of the last twenty five years.