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Zoo by Steve Morley

ZOO is based on a short news item reported in The Guardian in 1992. It is a curious item concerning an event which took place in a zoo in Vladivostok when a tiger escaped from its cage and killed one of its keepers.  The tiger was then shot by the keeper's husband who also killed a second tiger and a bear which was watching on in its cage. The play attempts to make sense of the event and in so doing becomes an analogy of the death of the Soviet  Empire.