Royal Court at Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The Royal Court Theatre have launched ‘Theatre Local’, presenting a season of work in a disused shop at the Elephant and Castle shopping centre over a six month period.

Theatre Local, is a long-term project by the Royal Court Theatre aiming to take productions out of the Royal Court’s Sloane Square home, placing them in alternative spaces at the heart of a local community in order to open the work of the Royal Court up to a wider and more diverse audience.

Theatre Local aims to present theatre in a variety of different locations, starting at the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre in March 2010, with plans to build and expand in the future.

Productions announced include...

Random by Debbie Tucker Green, from 3 to 27 March 2010. Directed by Sacha Wares. (This play was first performed at the Royal Court in 2008.) 'Death never used to be for the young. You get up. You go bout your business.You expect to come back.'

Disconnect By Anupama Chandrasekhar, from 31 March to 3 April 2010. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham. (Transferring from the Royal Court). Your credit card is maxed out, and you hang up the phone on Ross chasing your payments. But Ross is actually Roshan and though the sun is shining for you it’s past midnight in his window-less call centre. With a new accent and invented back story, bright young graduates in India are renamed and rebranded as they work to claw back the cash spent by Americans crippled by debt.

The Empire by DC Moore, from 2 to 5 June 2010. Directed by Mike Bradwell. (Transferring from the Royal Court). Helmand in the height of summer. Gary, a British soldier, and Hafizullah, his Afghan colleague, guard an injured young prisoner, Zia, found in the heat of battle. Gary wants answers, Hafizullah just wants to make it through the day and Zia thinks there has been a big mistake.

Spur of the Moment By Anya Reiss, from 25 to 28 Aug 2010. Directed by Jeremy Herrin. (Transferring from the Royal Court). Pre-teen Delilah enjoys High School Musical, swim parties and ogling the lodger. Whilst her parents throw verbal grenades at one another, they barely notice their 21 year old tenant starting to notice her.

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