An outrageous Brechtian parable, highlighting the absurdity of borders, will tour to theatres and engage audiences across the country in an urgent national conversation.
Theatre Centre, the UK’s leading producer and pioneer for thought-provoking theatre in schools, will tour the world premiere of The Border by Afsaneh Gray, winner of the 2018 Brian Way Award.
Developed in collaboration with young people in Croydon and Bedworth, as well as dramaturg Sarah Dickenson, The Border questions the meaning of borders and the lines we draw between ourselves and other people. Featuring a live break out debate, the play creates space for audiences to think and talk together in a time of fake news and information overload.
Life is turned upside down in one small town as East Oolia shuts the border with West Oolia, dividing here from there, us from them, this from that despite all the fruit tasting the same. In the midst of it all Julia’s beloved dog Stranger has gone missing. After a spate of dog thefts, she must find Stranger before the Dog Smugglers get their hands on her beloved Cockerpoo.
Alongside the bold storytelling, this high-energy production features an original score by composer Ted Barnes (long-time collaborator with Beth Orton), and playful set and costume design by Alice Hallifax (Donmar on Design; Pickle Jar, Soho Theatre).
When: 12th September – 6th November 2019
Where: Touring to Redbridge, Wanstead, Oxford, Peckham, Manchester and Sunderland
£: Ticket price vary, depending on the venue
More info: www.theatre-centre.co.uk/projects/the-border