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Stones Theatre Company was founded in 2015 by Olivia Stone and Rachael Head, both Brookes students studying for BA Hons Drama and English Literature. Running this company as an independent business they have hired professional actors, secured performance rights and have produced 3 sell-out productions, varying in subject and genre in venues around Oxford and Clapham. Ahead of Olivia and Rachael's graduation, Radiant Vermin, by Philip Ridley, is their fourth production to date. The play itself received four star reviews from its time at the Soho Theatre last year and this year Stones Theatre have been given the chance to produce it themselves. T
he story follows a couple, Jill and Ollie, who live on a council estate and are expecting a baby. One day they receive a hand-delivered letter. It is from the government's new Dream Home scheme and they are offered a brand new perfect home, no financial catch, it’s theirs... but they must renovate it themselves. Miss Dee, the government official, appears every now and then offering the couple guidance but not everything is as it seems.
This play is darkly humorous and prompts the question; just how far would you go to get on the property ladder?