Tom Fowler has been nurtured by the Royal Court over the last few years, and now his satire gets a production directed by Lucy Morrison. The Happy Meal in question may or may not refer to one of the big burger franchises in a piece set in the People’s Republic of Koka Kola, a place that has sold its soul to capitalism. Hope, one of its citizens, disappeared many moons ago, but now she is back on a quest to find something she left behind. But in a world where corruption and corporations rule and resources are running out, is there a place for Hope or indeed hope?
“Hope? Hope, is that you?” Years and years ago, Hope disappeared. Now, she’s back. To find something she left behind. But in the People’s Republic of Koka Kola – a world of dwindling resources, corruption and corporate giants – what happens to Hope? Follow Hope on a surreal and frenetic quest through a hyper-capitalist country in this new play by Tom Fowler, directed by Royal Court Associate Director, Lucy Morrison.