A stark, fast-paced and fraught play about political upheaval and the media's relationship with civil violence and terrorism in modern Britain.
A peaceful politician is slain on the streets of Vida's hometown. Reeling from the tragedy, Vida embarks on an increasingly dangerous mission to confront the rise in bigotry and fascism.
But just as she feels most alone, she discovers there are others who feel the same as her - and now the deadly potential of their combined power is about to be unleashed.
Landmines was first performed at Ovalhouse, produced through the BRIT School's training initiative, The Bridge Company.
Multiplay Drama is an exciting new series of large-cast plays, specifically written to be performed by and appeal to older teenagers and young adults.
Phil Davies is a playwright and screenwriter. His debut play Firebird premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs and subsequently transferred to Trafalgar Studios. Other theatre work includes short play How to Not Murder (Arcola Theatre, dir. Ned Bennett); Up the Dale (Royal Exchange Theatre and Queen Elizabeth Hall for Paines Plough); Adjusted (Interplay Europe, Utrecht) and The Makings (ATG, dir. Sarah Dickinson).
For radio, Phil has written The Punjab (BBC Radio 4) and Girl X was a winner at the BBC's 2016 Alfred Bradley Bursary Awards. Phil is currently under commission to Sky to write the scripts for The Few, a new police drama he has created with Minnow Films, inspired by the award-winning BBC documentary series The Detectives. He is also developing drama The Loss Adjusters with Warp Films and has written the pilot episode of Amsterdam-based drama Posthumus for Endor Films.
Phil trained at the Royal Court Young Writers' Programme where he developed his first script A Leg and a Wing which won the Rod Hall Memorial Award. In addition to writing, Phil works alongside Synergy Theatre Project developing scripts with inmates in prisons and Young Offender Institutions.