Playground

Head for Heights

Theatre Company

PLAYGROUND

by Karen Morash

When it comes to playground politics, it’s hard to tell the grown-ups from the children. Four very different mothers are forced to deal with each other after an incident at the local primary. Meanwhile, building site blunders threaten the rural idyll. Class, parenting styles, and Duplo collide in this slightly surreal look at the systems that keep us in our place.

 

Playwright Karen Morash examines everyday English society through the lens of four characters rarely seen on the stage: women who struggle with the day-to-day challenges of motherhood, whilst trying to negotiate tricky social encounters. Funny and dark in equal measure, Playground asks that age old question: why can’t we all just be friends?

 

 

Directed by Jack Paterson

Movement Director/Assistant Director: Roman Berry

 

CAST

Amy/Worker 2: Komal Amin

 

Bobbi/Foreman: .Ava Amande

 

Coral/Worker 1: Katie Turner

 

Elaine/Deputy/Terry: Jenna Thorne

 

The Headmaster: The cast.

 

 

Lighting Design/Operator: Sarah Trim-West

Set and costume design: Marcio Andrey Santarosa

Sound design: Sepy Baghaei

Stage Manager: Helen Wrack-Adams

 

 

Supported by the Goldsmiths Annual Fund and the Goldsmiths Graduate School.