Theatre503 presents

Out of Sorts

Written by Danusia Samal
Directed by Tanuja Amarasuriya
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Zara has spent her adult life being two different people. The good Muslim daughter, all set to marry the man her family approve of and a free-spirited British millennial, who parties as hard as she works. Over one dramatic weekend, the lies she’s been telling to keep these two worlds apart begin to unravel and she is forced to confront her real identity.

Out of Sorts was the winner of the International Playwriting Award 2018, selected out of 2,055 scripts sent in from 49 countries. After several rounds of reading Danusia’s play was chosen by an industry panel chaired by 503’s Chair and Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Erica Whyman. The panel included journalist Lyn Gardner; Audible’s Commissioning Producer for Theatre Abigail Gonda; playwrights Stephen Beresford, Alice Birch, Chinonyerem Odimba and Roy Williams.

TAILORED PERFORMANCES:  23 October 12noon, Parent and Baby; 23 October 7.30pm, Relaxed & Captioned

PARENT & BABY: Similar to our Relaxed Performance in terms of technical alterations, but provided as an opportunity for new mums and dads to enjoy a spot of theatre without the need to hire a babysitter. Please note, we do not exclude other audience members from booking to see this performance.

RELAXED: For anyone who benefits from a more relaxed performance environment. House lights are left up with audience free to exit and reenter as required. Sound levels are reduced and any strobe / ‘flashing light’ effects will be omitted also.

CAPTIONED: We’re offering captioning to mobile phones via the Difference Engine app, from Talking Birds. Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play, or find more info via the Difference Engine website.

Danusia Samal

Danusia Samal is an actress, writer and singer from London who spent part of her childhood in the Middle East. She has various stage credits at the Royal Court, RSC, Globe Theatre, SOHO, Sheffield Crucible and Royal Exchange. Her screen credits include 'The Great' (Hulu), 'Ghost in the Shell' (Paramount/DreamWorks), and 'Tyrant' (FOX). In 2018, Danusia wrote and performed 'Busking It', a gig theatre piece inspired by her experiences as a London Underground busker. 'Busking It' was commissioned by Shoreditch Town Hall and co-produced by HighTide Theatre and toured to critical acclaim. Since then, Danusia has gone on to win the Theatre503 International Playwriting Award for her play 'Out of Sorts'. Danusia is currently one of 13 writers on the BBC’s prestigious TV Drama Writer Programme. She is an alumnus of BBC London Voices, Tamasha Playwrights and SOHO Writer’s Lab. Other writing credits include 'The Museum' (Tamasha Theatre/ SOAS University); 'Conditionally' (SOHO/Oxford School of Drama); 'Langthorne Stories' (Soho Theatre/Waltham Forest); and 'Las Americas Above' (Chaskis Theatre). Danusia also works as a drama facilitator with a community groups. She is passionate about writing a wide range of voices and telling unknown stories.

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Wednesday 9 October Wed 9 Oct 19:30 Book Now
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Artistic Team
Writer
Danusia Samal
Director
Tanuja Amarasuriya
Designer
Rebecca Wood
Lighting Designer
Ali Hunter
Sound Designer
Rachael Murray
Casting Director
Lilly Mackie
Stage Manager
Keira Dulake
Producer
Jake Orr
Assistant Producer
Frankie Greig
Cast
Zara
Nalân Burgess
Alice
Emma Denly
Layla
Myriam Acharki
Fatima
Oznur Cifci
Hussein
Nayef Rashed
Anthony
Claudius Peters
Danusia Samal wins the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award
Posted on 22 November 2018

Danusia Samal is announced as the winner of the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award chosen out of 2,055 scripts sent in from 49 countries.

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