Written by Louis de Bernières



Southwark Playhouse :: Mar 2011

UK Tour :: May-Jul 2011

Battersea Arts Centre :: Mar 2012

TARA Arts :: Mar 2012



Director Amy Draper

Producer Paul Jellis


Cast Mark Conway, James French, Christopher Hammond, Cameron Harris

Avita Jay, Georgina Landau, Danielle Nott, Panny Skrivanos, Jade Willis

Featuring Louis de Bernières


★★★★ Time Out

★★★★★ Fringe Guru

★★★★★ Fringe Review

★★★★ What’s On Stage



“Extraordinarily sensual... Deserves massive praise...

Marks Bad Physics as a company to keep your eyes (and nose) peeled for”

Critics’ Choice

Time Out


“A layered sensory experience... Full of clever little wrinkles”

Evening Standard


“A production that stimulates senses... de Bernières’ Earlsfield comes vividly to life”

The Stage



SUNDAY MORNING AT THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD is Louis de Bernières’ only play - an homage to a period of his life in Earlsfield, South London. This unique production by Bad Physics is a 60-minute sensory experience featuring a cast of eight. Blindfolded for the duration of the piece, half of the audience choose to experience the play not only through hearing the dialogue, but also through the exhilaration of live sound effects, smells and touch. The rest of the audience watch this played out in front of them as a performance within a performance, witnessing the effects created as well as the reactions of the audience experiencing them.


Louis de Bernières appears as a surprise guest narrator at selected performances throughout the run.