15th December, 2005
RSC New Work in Soho
London's Soho Theatre is to host the Royal Shakespeare Company's New
Work season from 14th March to 22nd April, 2006. In this, the second
festival, the company focuses on both British and international writers.
The season will be:
14th - 25th March
Trade by debbie tucker green
A dynamic collage of voices tackling the subject of female sex tourism.
Shown as a development project, trade was one of the highlights of last
year's RSC New Work Season at Soho and we are delighted to welcome it
back for a full staging.
18th - 25th March
Nowhere to Belong: Tales of an Extravagant Stranger
by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown directed by Gavin Marshall
Respected (and often controversial) political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
explores a life-long love of Shakespeare and details how her own personal
experience of playing Juliet as a teenager in 60s Uganda sent shockwaves
through her family and helped to shape the emotional and political landscape
of her life. Yasmin returns after a hugely successful run at Soho last
4th - 22nd April
The American Pilot
by David Greig
A US Air Force plane crash lands in a remote valley in a distant country.
The local villagers take in a wounded pilot. Is he an asset or a liability?
What should they do with him?
4th - 22nd April
Postcards from America
Two plays from two emerging US authors
Elective Affinities by David Adjmi
Alice lives on the Upper West Side of New York City. She collects
art, eats chocolates and engages in discussions with her friends about
human rights. David Adjmi's monologue examines the limits of tolerance
in an age of global terror.
Eric Larue by Brett Neveu
Set in the Mid West, Brett Neveu's gripping and sardonic play is set
in the aftermath of a school shooting in a small town. Focusing on the
killer's mother Janice, the play examines the forces in US society that
create acts of seemingly senseless violence and the challenge of living
with the aftermath.
11th - 22nd April
Breakfast With Mugabe by Fraser Grace
It's election time, 2002, in Zimbabwe, and President Mugabe is battling
with mental demons. He seeks help from a white psychiatrist. Set in
State House, Harare, the piece explores the conflict between African
and European values, and between despotism and liberalism.
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