Goldsmiths New Writing at the London Theatre
When it comes to playground politics, it’s hard to tell the grown-ups from the children. Four very different mothers are forced to deal with each other after an incident at the local primary. Meanwhile, building site blunders threaten the rural idyll. Class, parenting styles, and Duplo collide in this slightly surreal look at the systems that keep us in our place.
Goldsmiths lecturer and PhD candidate Karen Morash examines everyday English society through the lens of four characters rarely seen on the stage: women who struggle with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood, whilst trying to negotiate tricky social encounters. Funny and dark in equal measure, Playground asks that age old question: why can’t we all just be friends?
Directed by Jack Paterson
Cast: Ava Amande, Komal Amin, Jenna Thorne and Katie Turner (Goldsmiths alumnus)
The London Theatre, 28 April – 1 May 2016
There will be a post-show Q&A on Friday, 29 April, for students and writers interested in producing their own work, featuring representatives from Arts Council England, and writers' support agency Spread the Word, artistic director/playwright Harry Denford, and playwright/producer Karen Morash.
Produced with the generous support of the Goldsmiths Annual Fund, the Goldsmiths Department of Theatre and Performance, and the Goldsmiths Graduate School. OVER 18 only.
28-30 April, 2016, 8pm, 1 May, 5pm.
The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TA
Tickets £10 (£8 concessions)
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