TURF

By Simon Vinnicombe Thu 28 - Sat 30 Aug, 2008

'I stood in Shepherds Bush station for an hour on Monday morning. 8 o'clock in the morning, 'cos I wanted someone to touch me, brush past me, bump into me - I don't care; just human touch'

Is it possible to connect in a city of nine million people?

A woman has gone missing in a block of flats overlooking Shepherds Bush Green. No one seems to know her name or where she came from. Charlene can't stop asking questions, Max can't bear to read the paper anymore, Pedro wants to be big in business, Jack wants to be a man, while Tracey just longs for some human contact.

Confronting dislocation, alienation and the need to engage, twelve young people search for an identity and a place in a city which forgets people as their individual lives intertwine in and around the urban turf of Sheperds Bush.

 

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'A cuttingly-funny and potent new play, loaded with punchy dialogue and sharp, dark wit; passionately brought to life by eight emerging young actors from around the area.'

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creatives

Direction - Anthea Williams
Design - Sarah Barnett
Lighting Design - Tom White
Sound Design - Rasheed Rahman

 

cast includes

Benedict Adeyemi
Doug Crossley
Rachel De-lahey
Shafiq Mirza
Emily Penn
Esther Shelmerdine
Rose Romain
Ruth Wanjiku

 

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