On 15 October 2011 Occupy London makes camp outside St Paul's Cathedral. On 21 October 2011 a building that had kept open through floods, the Blitz and terrorist threats closes its doors. On 28 October City of London initiates legal action against Occupy to begin removing them from outside the Cathedral...Steve Waters' new play is a fictional account of these events, set in the heart of a very British crisis - a crisis of conscience, a crisis of authority and a crisis of faith. Temple premieres at the Donmar Warehouse from May 2015 in a production starring Simon Russell Beale, directed by Howard Davies.
Steve Waters ran the MPhil in Playwriting at Birmingham University for several years; he now teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. He is also an acclaimed playwright whose plays have been staged at the Donmar Warehouse, the Sheffield Crucible, Hampstead Theatre and the Bush Theatre.