RADAR: SNEAK PEEKS

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This year RADAR Festival has curated three new works that are all at an early stage of development, presented to you in special sneak peek performances.

Each work-in-progress will be followed by a panel with the creative team and an opportunity for you to ask questions and influence the journey towards full production.

DATES AND DETAILS

Free Falling Bird
Written by Amy Jephta

“We are not angry enough”

In the aftermath of war, a group of women begin a new fight. They are not victims. They will be heard.

A vibrant, impassioned new play by one of South Africa’s boldest new playwrights; Free Falling Bird is a shot in the arm for contemporary South Africa. Amy Jephta plays fast and loose with Euripides’ The Trojan Women, remixing this classic with the language of free-form jazz, poetry, tragedy and spectacle. An astonishing anthem of defiance, raising urgent questions about race, female identity and violence.

Free Falling Bird is presented as a work in progress, developed and directed by the Bush Theatre’s Associate Dramaturg Rob Drummer. Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

Friday 8 November, 7.30pm £12 (£10 concessions and £10 Bush Connect Members tickets)
Ticket price includes entry to Solfatara by ATRESBANDES
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On Negril Beach
Written by Nathan Bryon

There is an epidemic of fried chicken shops in Shepherds Bush, mainly along the famous Uxbridge Road, all competing with each other with cheaper meal deals and each trying to bring in kids on their way home from school. Negril Beach is different and as the areas top Caribbean food restaurant for the past 25 years, prides itself on quality and a home made style that keeps it at the heart of the community.
Maude Peters, cooking sensation can’t walk ten steps without being stopped in the street and right now, as she faces soaring rents and the threat of closure is reliant more than ever on the community that calls her restaurant home. Nathan Bryon’s new play, looks at community spirit, at a time when London’s streets are changing at a rapid pace and asks what it means to come together at a time of crisis.

Price of ticket includes entry to Chalk Farm by Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin
Thursday 14 November, 7.30pm: £12 (£10 concessions and £10 Bush Connect Members tickets)
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The Crows Plucked Your Sinews
Written by Hassan Mahamdallie

The date is May 2011: Suuban sits in the dark in a Woolwich council house watching the US assassination of Osama Bin Laden unfold on TV.
The date is August 1913: The British are at war…in Africa. In the interior of British Somaliland the hunt for the ‘Mad Mullah’ is on. A woman dervish warrior searches the body of a British Tommy. Soon battle will be joined:
Say, the dervish are like the advancing thunderbolts of a storm, rumbling and roaring.
Soon these two worlds will fuse and shake Suuban to her very core.

The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is a one woman show written and directed by Hassan Mahamdallie and starring multi-talented poet, writer and performer Yusra Warsama. Based on real events and featuring the epic lyrical tradition of Somalia, The Crows Plucked Your Sinews is a unique exploration of the violence of Empire and the poetry of resistance.

Tuesday 19 November, 7.30pm: £12 (£10 concessions and £10 Bush Connect Members tickets)
Price of ticket includes entry to Venus/Mars by Patrice Etienne
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