Black Battles With Dogs at Southwark Playhouse
Independent Productions presents Black Battles With Dogs, by Bernard-Marie Koltes, translated by David Bradby and Maria M. Delgado, at The Vaults at Southwark Playhouse, in south London, from 11 Apr to 5 May 2012.
Directed by Alexander Zeldin and designed by Chloe Lamford and Katie Bellman. The cast includes Joseph Arkley. Paul Hamilton. Osi Okerafor. Rebecca Smith-Williams.
Takes place in a world where people are trapped and alone and where racism, fear and envy take hold of each character in turn. Three Europeans are isolated on the construction site of a western company in the heart of Africa, surrounded by barbed wire fences. High up on the watchtowers above, African security guards call out in the night to one another in throat songs to keep awake. As evening falls, a mysterious man, Alboury, penetrates the camp. When it emerges that he has come to demand the body of his brother who died that day in unknown circumstances, the ensuing action leads to a disturbing twist of events…