New and Now: International Plays from the Royal Court
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.
Archive :: production:T1829141948, performance:S468651143, venue:V411
Bad Roads/Ghalia's Miles/Drainage Alley/You Never Touched the Dirt/There is No One Between You and Me/Speech (Discurso)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.