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Short Plays “The Subject” by Brian Eley And “Do You Pray” By Yasmin Joseph Impress at Theatre 503’s Rapid Write Response Night!

Theatre 503 ‘s much-loved Rapid Write Response programme staged its latest instalment on May 21st-22nd. It is open to writers of all levels of experience, who attend a full-run show in its first week and write a 10-minute play inspired by the production they saw.  With no limitations, they have a week to write, the 503 team select between 6 and 8 scripts which are staged at Theatre503 two weeks later. This time Cordelia O’Neill’s second play No Place for a Woman was the inspiration – a play which centres on the survival of two very different women fighting against the same...

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Theresa Ikoko’s Award Winning Play ‘Girls’ Goes to Edinburgh Festival Tues 22 – Sun 27 August

Girls, the funny and fiercely passionate play by award-winning playwright Theresa Ikoko will make its Edinburgh Festival premiere in 2017. Telling the tale of three young friends who are kidnapped in Nigeria, Girls examines the stories behind the headlines that quickly become yesterday’s news. “Why is everyone so bloody obsessed with hashtags? Can you use it to shoot your way out of here?” Three everyday girls, three best friends forever and three big issues: love, sex, religion. But when they’re kidnapped from home, their world is turned upside down. Hope and despair blur, jokes and fights become one, and the only...

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#TBB10 With Kenneth Omole Starring in Kalungi Ssebandeke’s, Assata Taught Me

Gate Theatre, Notting Hill will stage the world première production of Assata Taught Me, the debut play by Kalungi Ssebandeke. Associate Director of the Gate Lynette Linton directs Adjoa Andoh as Assata and Kenneth Omole as Fanuco in the production which opens on 8 May.  Assata Taught Me tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI’s most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba. Fanuco’s taking English lessons from the only American he knows. The thing is, she’s the FBI’s most wanted woman and he’s a Cuban teenager desperate to live the...

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