On the Verge


On The Verge 1994

Eric Overmeyer

Man in the Moon theatre, London Fringe



In 1888, three experienced lady adventurers set out to explore Terra Incognita. Blending Tom Stoppard’s limber linguistics with the historic overview of Thornton Wilder, Eric Overmeyer’s witty and surreal play takes his audience on a mirthful safari that leads from darkest Africa to Terra Incognita, spinning into time travel.


Creative team

Producer: Sarah Davey

Director: Kay Adshead

Designer: Damian Dibben

Lighting designer: John Brand

Costumes: Royal National Theatre



Sarah Davey, Damian Dibben, Kate Hamblyn & Araceli Parish



“The company is superb. They make the evening…with their great good humour, skill, intelligence, and commitment.” Time Out


“The childish delight of the performers proves irresistibly infectious…enchanting in their studied yet fizzy performances.” What’s On