The Big Idea: PIIGS - New Short Plays
International writers join up with their British counterparts to bring their experiences to the Royal Court. What is life really like for those living in today's austerity. Daily dispatches from Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain will invade the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. â€œWith unemployment reaching almost 30% in Greece, soup kitchens springing up and immigrants being physically assaulted by Neo-Nazis on a regular basis it seems like the right time to put the lives of those affected by the eurozone crisis centre-stage at the Royal Court. Collaborating with writers from the countries on the frontline of austerity and using a variety of theatrical forms we will bring the PIIGS into the heart of London for a week of tragedy, comedy and rageâ€ Alexi Kaye Campbell, Playwright Writers involved include: PORTUGAL Tuesday 25 June Sandra Pinheiro (Lisbon) April De Angelis (London) Translated by Mark O'Thomas ITALY Wednesday 26 June Fausto Paravidino (Rome) Anders Lustgarten (London) Translated by Gillian Hanna IRELAND Thursday 27 June Deirdre Kinahan (Dublin) Kieran Hurley (Glasgow) GREECE Friday 28 June Andreas Flourakis (Athens) Alexi Kaye Campbell (London) Translated by Alexi Kaye Campbell SPAIN Saturday 29 June Vanessa Montfort (Madrid) Alexandra Wood (London) Translated by William Gregory Age Guidance 14+ Late Night Event "Eurodisco": www.royalcourttheatre.com/whats-on/eurodisco Friday 28 June 9.30pm til late During PIIGS, The Big Idea lets its hair down and invites 'Voyage Voyage!' - London's finest global pop party - to the Royal Court Bar & Kitchen for Eurodisco. For a one euro entrance fee expect Euro-high-campery, Latin melodrama and Scandipop in spades from resident DJs Bob Chicalors & Johnny Kalifornia, straight from their monthly club night at Vogue Fabrics. Entry â‚¬1 PIIGS is presented as part of International Playwrights: A Genesis Foundation Project.
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