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Brexit Stage Left

07 January — 11 January

Tickets £5 / £7.50 double bill

7 European playwrights. 1 British playwright.

8 new ideas. 8 new forms.

Brexit Stage Left is a festival of staged readings of provocative cutting edge plays from across the EU. In a Europe that appears to be falling apart, these playwrights reflect in radical ways on the challenges we all face together.

From a mockumentary play about the rise of the far right to a medieval comedy considering the consequences of living an internet age, this festival brings you the best of new European drama alongside events considering our relationship to Europe in a post-Brexit world.

The festival includes one British play. But can you spot it? Is European theatre and British theatre really as radically different as we think it is? The identity and the nationality of each playwright will be revealed after each reading.

Playwrights include: Beniamin M. Bukowski (Poland), Gianina Carbunariu (Romania), Eve Leigh (UK), Maria Milisavljevic (Germany), Aleksa Okanovic (Denmark), Fausto Paravidino (Italy), Frederic Sonntag (France), and Saara Turunen (Finland).

For more information visit: www.newplaysfromeurope.com

Part of a British Academy funded project: Contemporary European Drama in Translation on the British Stage: Exploring its absence in the context of Brexit.

This project has also been supported by: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Goethe Institut and Eurodram.

Credits


  • Festival Director/Lead Researcher: Sarah Grochala
  • Playwrights: Beniamin M. Bukowski (Poland), Gianina Carbunariu (Romania), Eve Leigh (UK), Maria Milisavljevic (Germany), Aleksa Okanovic (Denmark), Fausto Paravidino (Italy), Frederic Sonntag (France), and Saara Turunen (Finland).
  • Directors: Melissa Dunne, Guy Jones, Alice Malin
  • Translators: Vanessa Ackerman, James Christian Brown, David Duchin, Michael Hackett, Jane House, Nely Keinanen, Anna Krajewska-Wieczorek.
  • Researchers: Noah Birksted-Breen, Benjamin Fowler, Margherita Laera, Penelope Woods.
  • Research/Production Assistant: Karoline Vembre

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