Theatre503 and BurntOut Theatre present…
by Matilda Ibini 24 February – 7 March, Tues – Sat 7.45pm, Sun5pm
Book your tickets HERE or by ringing 020 7978 7040.
‘How come the cane taste so sweet, yet feasts on my blood?’
Muscovado, the scorching new play by Matilda Ibini, is set on a sugar plantation in Barbados in 1808, with a heady mix of sexual intrigue, piercing choral music and extreme racial tension. Muscovado provides a snapshot at the heart of the Fairbranch family and their slaves, accompanied by an original musical score and atmospheric soundscape performed live.
Matilda Ibini trained on Royal Court’s Writers Programme, is Soho Theatre’s Writer-in-Residence and the youngest winner of BBC Writersroom10 Award.
Muscovado was commissioned and developed by BurntOut Theatre with support from V&A Museum, Arts Council England and Farnham Maltings.
“A truly visceral experience. The sweat dripping from the bodies of the actors, confessions in candlelight and sacred song combine with some great writing from a promising future playwright.”
“Stirring. This isn’t theatre for the faint-hearted – it’s grueling stuff. Go if you can.”
Directors: Clemmie Reynolds and Sophie de Vries
Musical Director and Original Music: James Reynolds
Assistant Director: Josh Hinds
Assistant Director and Dialect Coach: Cheryl Walker
Dramaturgy: Helena Bell
Set Design: Sophia Simensky
Costume and Props: Juliet Leigh
Lighting Designer and Operator: Gregory Jordan
Graphic Designer: Olga Gromova
Photographer: Hannah Palmer
Director of Marketing and Co-Production: Stephanie Shepherd
Producer: Clemmie Reynolds
Assistant Producers: Emma Chapman, Claudette Hodge, Alexandra Ziminsky
by Phoebe Eclair-Powell
10 March – 4 April 2015, 7.45pm (Sundays 5pm)
MODERN MANHOOD. SHOOK UP. SPAT OUT.
John is a 27 year old teacher ‘who probably wasn’t allowed to teach at an all girls’ school’ and Mark is his 16 year old ‘Olympic porn watching’ pupil. A normal week in their normal lives – school, eat, TV, sleep, repeat.
Except in an age of twisted technology and possible profiles, the life Mark really wants is only a click away… but what happens when that life already belongs to John? By Friday shit really is going to hit the fan.
Fuelled by an electrifying mix of music and movement, WINK looks at two lives veering dangerously close to collision, asking us, what separates the man from the boy.