Liberian Girl: Tottenham
Between 1989 and 2003 the Civil War in Liberia saw over 200,000 people killed, a million others displaced into refugee camps, and over 15,000 children recruited into ‘Small Boys Units’.
First-time writer Diana Nneka Atuona‘s Alfred Fagon award-winning play tells one teenage girl’s story of survival in this intimate and immersive production.
Watch the video by BBC Arts Online about Liberian Girl.
£20 advance tickets
£10 Tottenham residents (N15 / N17 Postcodes)
A limited number of pay-what-you-like tickets will be available on the door from one hour before the performance. First come, first served, Cash Only. 2 per person. PWYL tickets will be standing, gallery level tickets.
Gallery level tickets will stand above, looking down on the action of the play
This is an immersive , standing production. The performance includes replica fire-arms, loud gun shots and scenes of strong sexual violence. It is an intimate space & you will be directed around by the actors during the performance.
(If you are unable to stand please speak to a member of Box Office when booking on the 020 7565 5000).
Running time: approx 95 mins, no interval
Age guidance 16+
For every performance, even if sold out online, there will be a limited number of pay-what-you-like tickets available on the door from an hour before the performance. Cash only.
Diana Nneka Atuona attended the Royal Court’s Peckham Writers Group, as part of Theatre Local – the Royal Court’s project to take plays to alternative spaces, sponsored by Bloomberg.
Matthew Dunster directs. As a director, his recent credits include The Lightning Child by Ché Walker and Arthur Darvill at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Love Girl & the Innocent by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and You Can Still Make a Killing by Nicholas Pierpan at Southwark Playhouse, A Sacred Flame for English Touring Theatre, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Open Air Regents Park Theatre, Saturday Night, Sunday Morning at the Royal Exchange Manchester and Mogadishu at Royal Exchange, Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith, The Most Incredible Thing at Sadler’s Wells, The Two Gentleman of Verona at Royal & Derngate, Northampton and Doctor Faustus at Shakespeare’s Globe. As a writer, his credits include Children’s Children at the Almeida Theatre and You Can See the Hills at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
The Big Idea:Liberian Girl
The Big Idea is a new strand of work at the Royal Court launched during 2013’s Open Court festival, offering audiences radical thinking and provocative discussion inspired by the work on stage.
Click here for more information on The Big Idea: Liberian Girl in Tottenham on 12 February 6pm
Liberian Girl was also performed as a staged presentation at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, chaired by William Hague and Angelina Jolie, at the Excel Centre, earlier this month.
Liberian Girl transfers to the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham after successful runs at the Royal Court Theatre and CLF Art Café at the Bussey Building in Peckham.
Liberian Girl is part of the Royal Court’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme, which aims to discover and support the next generation of world class playwrights, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.
Free 90 minute workshops available for local schools exploring the themes of the play. Contact MaiaClarke@royalcourttheatre.com for more information.
Free Playwriting Workshop
Sat 14 Feb, 10.30AM-12.30PM
Bernie Grant Arts Centre
An opportunity to tell the stories you want to tell and start writing your own play. No previous experience needed. To reserve a place email: Tottenham@royalcourttheatre.com.
The Big Idea
How do we stop children being forced into violence?
THU 12 FEB 6PM, Bernie Grant Arts Centre
Local young people from Tottenham question our panel of experts, in search of possible answers to this crucial problem.
Free (but ticketed, please contact our box office to book)
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