PLAYGROUND

PLAYGROUND

The London Theatre, New Cross Road

28th April - 1st May 2016


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?



CREATIVE TEAM:


Directed by Jack Paterson

Movement Director/Assistant Directed by Roman Berry

Lighting Design/Operator: Sarah Trim-West

Set and Costume designer: Marcio Andrey Santarosa

Sound Designer: Sepy Baghaei

Stage Manager: Helen Wrack-Adams



CAST:


Komal Amin as Amy/Worker 2

Ava Amande as Bobbi/Foreman

Katie Turner as Coral/Worker 1

Jenna Thorne as Elaine/Deptuy/Terry

The cast as The Headmaster




https://www.gold.ac.uk/calendar/?id=9818



Producer Karen Morash was interviewed, providing deep insight into self producing, particularly in British Theatre


http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2016/04/producing-your-own-writing-playwright-karen-morash.html


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Pictures copyright Dr. Karen Morash

'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.'


Greenwichmums.com





'The playground, instead, becomes the place where social conflicts happen, and the mothers – the only real characters – try to find the solutions and to learn how to live together.



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This production was generously supported by The Goldsmith's Annual Fund and The Goldsmith's Graduate School

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