Theatre captioning comes to Peckham
London’s Royal Court will have captioned performances for two of its new plays when they transfer to Theatre Local Peckham at the end of May.
Belong by Bola Agbaje and Vera, Vera, Vera by Hayley Squires will run at the CLF Arts Café at the Bussey Building in Peckham from 31 May-28 July as part of the Royal Court's third Theatre Local season which aims to take plays to alternative spaces.
The venue, a former arms manufacturing works and cricket bat factory, was saved from demolition by community group Peckham Vision and the CLF Art Café and is now at the centre of a growing cultural hub in Peckham.
Belong - Thursday 21 June, 7.45pm
Election lost, speeches made and controversy stirred – Kayode’s hiding. He’s not even answering the door to the cleaner, and Rita is not going to start getting out the Hoover in her designer heels. Escaping the political heat in London he flees to Nigeria – a British MP and a self-made man. Once there, he gets caught up in a whole new power game.
Bola Agbaje's satirical new play questions our notion of home. Belong is a co-production with Tiata Fahodzi and the first play to be produced under the company’s new Artistic Director Lucian Msamati.
Vera, Vera, Vera – Thursday 26 July, 7.45pm
The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isn’t needed for this heroic martyr.
Vera Vera Vera is a blackly comic play about what we are willing to fight for. Hayley Squires is a bracing new voice, clear eyed and loud, looking at violence, neglect and apathy.
This is actor Hayley Squires’ first play.
Email: email@example.com Tel: 020 7565 5000. Please ask for seats suitable for viewing the captions and stage.
Tickets for caption users are just £4.00 when booked in advance and are available on a 'pay what you like' basis when purchased on the door. However, booking is recommended in order to get a seat in the right area.
Venue: Theatre Local Peckham (Royal Court), The Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST
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