Bang Bang Bang
A seasoned humanitarian worker and her idealistic young colleague get ready for a trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo. For Mathilde it’s an induction into a life less ordinary. For Sadhbh it’s back to madness and chaos away from her lover and London, exactly as she likes it.
But while Mathilde lets off steam with a photographer and a spliff, Sadhbh (“Sive”) has her own encounter: tea with a smart, brutal young warlord she’s investigating. Or is it the other way round?
Stella Feehily brings her trademark wit and emotional insight to this revealing new play that goes behind the public face of charities, journalists and NGOs. In a two week workshop, Feehily, Stafford-Clark and a group of actors interviewed aid workers, doctors, human rights defenders, government advisers, journalists and photographers.
She was last at the Royal Court with Catch, O Go My Man and Duck. Her other credits include Dreams of Violence (Soho Theatre) and Game (Fishamble).
Max Stafford-Clark is a former artistic director of the Royal Court, where his work included the premieres of Serious Money, Top Girls and Our Country’s Good. His productions for Out of Joint include The Big Fellah, Talking to Terrorists, The Permanent Way, Shopping and F*ing and the world-touring, Africa-inspired Macbeth
Bang Bang Bang is a co-production with the Royal Court, Out of Joint, The Curve, Leicester, The Octagon, Bolton and Salisbury Playhouse.
Running time 2 hrs 15mins approx, including one interval
5-17 September: “Octagon Theatre, Bolton”: www.octagonbolton.co.uk/page/145/Bang-Bang-Bang/219
21-24 September: “North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford”: www.thenorthwall.com
27 September â€“ 1 October: “Nuffield Theatre, Southampton”: www.nuffieldtheatre.co.uk
4-8 October: “Curve Theatre, Leicester”: www.curveonline.co.uk/curve.php?view=showinfo.php&showid=246
8-12 November: “Northcott Theatre, Exeter”: www.exeternorthcott.co.uk
15-26 November: “Salisbury Playhouse”: www.salisburyplayhouse.com/page/bang-bang-bang
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