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Over the past 20 years, the Royal Court's International Playwrights' Programme with the support of the British Council, has encouraged emerging writers in all parts of the world to address subjects that they felt were urgent in their societies. In more than 70 countries and over 40 languages writers have felt inspired to write provocative new plays that are responding to our changing world and creating unique works for our times. Over six mornings, an outstanding group of actors and directors will bring to life new plays from some of the world's most exciting writers. Bad Roads (Ukraine), Aug 8 at 11:00 - A harrowing and bitterly funny new play about Ukraine at war - seen through the eyes of the women fighting, reporting and enduring the conflict. Following Bad Roads there will be a discussion with all the writers from the series, hosted by Vicky Featherstone, Artistic Director of the Royal Court. Ghalia's Miles (Lebanon), Aug 9 at 11:00 - Fleeing Lebanon in the hope of building a new life in Europe, Ghalia makes an extraordinary journey through the Middle East. Drainage Alley (Cuba), Aug 10 at 11:00 - This story of a quiet alleyway in Havana explores Cuba poised on the cusp of opening up to the world. You Never Touched the Dirt (China), Aug 11 at 11:00 - This subtle and witty play tackles the breathtaking economic transformation of China, the dreams it enables and those it crushes. There is No One Between You and Me (Palestine), Aug 12 at 11:00 - A woman returns to a hometown she no longer recognises in this haunting new play from Dalia Taha.

Cast/Performers

Kika Markham (Discurso))

Creatives/Company

Author(s): Natal'ya Vorozhbit (Bad Roads), Maya Zbib (Ghalia's Miles), Laura iz Gil Echenique (Drainage Alley), Zhu Yi (You Never Touched the Dirt), Dalia Taha (There is No One Between You and Me), Guillermo Calderon (Discurso))
Translation(s): Sasha Dugdale (Bad Roads), Katharine Halls (Ghalia's Miles), William Gregory (Drainage Alley), Zhu Yi (You Never Touched the Dirt), William Gregory (Discurso))
Director(s): Vicky Featherstone (Bad Roads), Lucy Morrison (Ghalia's Miles), John Tiffany (Drainage Alley), Sam Pritchard (You Never Touched the Dirt), Lucy Morrison (There is No One Between You and Me), Guillermo Calderon (Discurso))
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

New and Now: International Plays from the Royal Court - Bad Roads/Ghalia's Miles/Drainage Alley/You Never Touched the Dirt/There is No One Between You and Me/Speech (Discurso)

New and Now: International Plays from the Royal Court - Bad Roads/Ghalia's Miles/Drainage Alley/You Never Touched the Dirt/There is No One Between You and Me/Speech (Discurso) (Performance) production archive for QTIX code T1829141948. Details of all New and Now: International Plays from the Royal Court - Bad Roads/Ghalia's Miles/Drainage Alley/You Never Touched the Dirt/There is No One Between You and Me/Speech (Discurso) archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S468651143

Archive Listings

8 Aug 17
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13 Aug 17
Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre
West End
Greater London

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