Barefaced Theatre and Minty Fresh Productions in association with Theatre503 present
£12 Conc. / £15 Adult Adv. / £10 Weds Matinee / ‘Pay What You Can’ Sat. Matinees
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RUNNING TIME: 1hr 55mins (inc. interval)
TRIGGER NOTICE: This production contains Flashing Lights and use of Haze.
Two teenagers; one ‘born ‘n’ bred’ Newham; the other a civil war refugee. They don’t know each other… yet. But in the night-time cityscape playground of train yards and tube depots, they escape their troubled and isolated lives spray painting London colourful.
Set in the early 2000s, Shadow Kingdoms tells the story of an unlikely partnership forged between two strangers, who discover a shared passion for train graffiti writing.
Featuring an electronic soundtrack and dynamic movement, Shadow Kingdoms by Berri George (BBC Hot Talent List and BBC Drama Room 2017), was nominated as runner-up in the 2017 Mercury Playwriting Award.
Berri is a graduate of Belgrade Theatre’s Critical Mass and the Royal Court's local invitation playwriting schemes. She is also an alumna of Orange Tree Theatre’s invitation writers group (2014), an Old Vic 12 shortlister (2016) and runner up for the 2017 Mercury Playwriting Award. Berri's work has been staged by Manchester Royal Exchange, Bolton Octagon Theatre, Theatre503, High Tide, The Space, Talawa, Old Red Lion, and the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Her one-woman show LARP received 5 star reviews. Recent commissions include: short film 'Tits' (BBC Writersroom/BBC3); development script 'Walnut Whip' (Radio 3); and promenade piece 'Virtually Blackfriars' (Milow Ladek).
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