National Theatre
Sat 29 Jun 2024
8:30 pm
Captioned in house by National Theatre
Connections 2024

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Performed by Make Sense Theatre Company
This is a play about the British Isles, its past and its present.
Set in a senior common room, in a prominent university, a group of first year undergraduates are troubled, not by the weight of their workload, but by a ‘noisy’ ghost.
So they do what any group self-respecting and intelligent university students would do in such a situation – they get out the Ouija Board to confront their spiritual irritant and lay them to rest – only to be confronted by the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory.
However, if you think you know about British history, Empire, slavery, economics, racism and humanity, then this play might get you to think again. As the planch on the Ouija Board skates from letter to letter at an ever-increasing breakneck speed, the students are catapulted through space and time, witnessing the injustices, incongruities and inhumanity of the past.
This is a smorgasbord of genres and styles.  Fusing naturalism, with physical theatre, spoken-word, absurdism, poetry and direct address – this is event-theatre that whips along with the grace, pace and the hypnotic magnetism of a hurricane.
Mojisola Adebayo BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FRSL, is a Black British performer, playwright, director, producer, workshop leader and academic of Nigerian (Yoruba) and Danish heritage. Over the past 30 years, she has worked on various theatre and performance projects in Antarctica, Botswana, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greenland, India, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Malawi, Mauritius, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, the USA and Zimbabwe. She has acted in over 50 theatre, television and radio productions, devised and directed over 30 scripts for stage and video, published 13 plays, several academic articles and lead countless workshops and training courses.