‘Ruckus’ to open at Southwark Playhouse

The one-woman show ran at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Following a season in Edinburgh, Wildcard Theatre’s Ruckus will transfer to London’s Southwark Playhouse later this year. Ruckus runs from 5 to 29 October.

Ruckus follows Lou, a 28-year-old primary school teacher who constantly breaks the fourth wall throughout the performance. During Ruckus, Lou invites audiences to see moments in her relationship and go on a journey of freedom to being trapped.

The Ruckus story uses reports from the charity, SafeLives, as well as work by journalists, researchers, and sociologists tackling domestic abuse.

Jenna Fincken writes and stars in Ruckus. According to press material, the play “raises questions about women’s vulnerabilities to psychologically violent relationships within today’s patriarchal society,” as well as exploring systems of power.

Georgia Green directs Ruckus. The show features lighting design by Simeon Miller, sound design by Tingying Dong, and movement direction by Christina Fulcher.

Ruckus is at Southwark Playhouse.

Photo credit: Ruckus (Photo by Mihaela Bodlovic)

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