Royal Court's Theatre Local project returns to Peckham
The Royal Court Theatre Local Project - taking plays to alternative spaces - returns this year to Peckham with two plays transferring from the Royal Court Theatre to the CLF Arts Cafa at the Bussey Building, from 31 May - 28 July 2012.
The project launched in 2010 at an empty shopping unit in Elephant and Castle, and transferred in 2011 to The Bussey Building in Peckham, where the project returns this summer.
31 May to 23 June 2012
Belong, by Bola Agbaje. Directed by Indhu Rubasingham. 'Supporters keh. Forget this country. How many year have you lived here?… Your English is better than the Queen’s and they still call you…’ Election lost, speeches made and controversy stirred – Kayode’s hiding. He’s not even answering the door to the cleaner, and Rita is not going to start getting out the Hoover in her designer heels. Escaping the political heat in London, he flees to Nigeria – a British MP and a self-made man. Once there, he gets caught up in a whole new power game.(The play will have a run at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs 26 April - 26 May, before transferring to Bussey Building .)
4 to 28 July 2012
Vera Vera Vera, by Hayley Squires. Directed by Jo McInnes. ‘Bobby’s dead and you’re still breathing. That’s a fucking walking talking tragedy that is.’ The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made on an estate in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isn’t needed for this heroic martyr.(The play is currently running at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs to 14 April 2012 before transferring to Bussey Building .)