Co-production with Nottingham Playhouse
Performed at The Tricycle Theatre, 19th Jan – 14 Feb 1998 and National Tour

'This is a tour de force, make no mistake about it . . . .The strength of Shell's writing is his ability to pull you into a terrifying , funny, immensely sad and exciting world.'
[The Voice]

At the time ICED hit the stage nothing had been seen like it before. Adapted from Ray Shell’s 1993 hit novel, ICED is the story of Cornelius Washington Jnr; a 40 year old product of a middle class, stable American family…and a crack addict.

ICED charts the harsh realities of Cornelius’ grim present and the upheavals and excitements of his colourful past, as he edges closer to becoming what he most fears; a “Vampire Zombie”, one of the lost dead souls at the end of the addiction line.

This startling, enlightening and sometimes terrifying production was a shocking account of the addict’s life, and a compelling and often uplifting tale of human love and loss.

Written by Ray Shell
Directed by Felix Cross

Tyrone Huggins
Michelle Joseph
Gordon Case
Cecilia Noble
Donna King
Clinton Blake


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