What is acceptable to say in the modern world and what is taboo? Confront your own assumptions in the times we live in.
The Other Place will be showcasing its ‘Making Mischief Festival’, the first writing festival in the new theatre, from 27th July -27th August 2016; with daring explorations of language, race, gender and life in Britain today.
The writers will respond to the challenging question of ‘What is unsayable in the 21st century?’
The festival will include
- Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier by Somalia Seaton – a racially-motivated attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the community
- Fraser Grace’s Always Orange, set in the aftermath of the London terrorist attacks, looking at how to be human in a world always on the edge
- The return of the award-winning Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. by Alice Birch, which examines the language, behaviour and forces that shape women in the 21st century
- Clean Break’s critically acclaimed one woman show Joanne performed by Tanya Moodie, exploring the pressures on our public services
Tickets for all shows at the Making Mischief festival are now available and a limited supply can be bought from as little as 70p! See the website for details. The refurbishment of the original The Other Place, which closed in 2006, coincided with the celebrations that marked the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The transformation comprises of a small scale studio theatre, providing artists with an exciting and flexible space to showcase their work.
As well as providing 200 seats and a new cafe bar Susie’s, for the first time ever, public access has been granted to the costume stores’ 30,000 costumes.
Tickets for the “Making Mischief Festival” are £15 per play or savings can be made if buying multiple plays. There are also substantial discounts for 16-25 year olds.
This is a superb opportunity to view some of most exciting and currently relevant work which challenge and question today’s society.
After the plays why not continue the conversation in Susie’s Cafe Bar, with their programme of talks and debates, and online using #RSCMischief
See the Royal Shakespeare Company website for more information.