Vera Vera Vera (Local)
The boy who comes back from a war far away in a wooden box is glorified and called a hero. As the funeral plans are made in a small Kent town, his siblings squabble over who he was. Maybe the fanfare isnâ€™t needed for this heroic martyr.
Vera Vera Vera is a blackly comic play about what we are willing to fight for. Hayley Squires is a bracing new voice, clear eyed and loud, looking at violence, neglect and apathy.
Hayley Squires is an actor. This is her first play and her first submission to the Royal Court.
Director Jo McInnes most recently directed Red Bud at the Royal Court, as well as appearing in Wastwater by Simon Stephens as an actor. Her directorial credits also The Verdict in 2007 on BBC1 and the world premiere of Marine Parade by Simon Stephens at the Brighton Festival.
Vera Vera Vera was originally developed and produced as part of the “2012 Young Writers Festival”: www.royalcourttheatre.com/season/young-writers-festival-2012. The Young Writers Festival was supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England in partnership with the European Commission Representation in the UK, with additional support from the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation.
– Â£10 in advance (Â£8 concessions)
– Pay What You Like on the door (available from 5.30pm for eve pers, 1.30pm for mats. Cash only. At least 30 on the door tickets are available for each perf. Not avail. 31 May.)
No performance on Fri 27 July (Olympics Opening Ceremony)
Performances on 28 July take place during the London Olympics, so please check your travel routes in advance to make sure you can get to and from Theatre Local safely. The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and Transport for London (TfL) have released a special travel guide for theatre goers during this summerâ€™s Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is available on the “Official London Theatre website”:www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/theatre2012 and on the “TfL website”:www.tfl.gov.uk/london2012.
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