RSC Making Mischief: Two Radical New Plays by Fraser Grace, Somalia Seaton

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RSC Making Mischief: Two Radical New Plays

ALWAYS ORANGE

‘Raise the Flag. Raze the city.’

In the aftermath of terrorist attacks, the population is on edge.

Empathy and community have been blown away by the storm of terror and replaced by fear. A survivor of the first attack, Joe is convinced that he has found the key to turning the tide of destruction and restoring tolerance and understanding. But the city is in no mood to listen…<br.

Following the award-winning Breakfast with Mugabe and TMAnominated The Lifesavers, writer Fraser Grace presents a tragicomic exploration of how to be human in a world always on edge.

FALL OF THE KINGDOM, RISE OF THE FOOT SOLDIER

‘This is our England.’

In a country where protectionism masquerades as patriotism, a new national identity is being forged. Nostalgic notions of Englishness fracture as the rallying cries of a new generation are heard on the streets. In London, an attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the veneer of community cohesion.

In this provocative new play, Somalia Seaton peels away the privileged ignorance of middle-class tolerance to expose the deep wound of cultural tension cutting through modern England.

The Making Mischief festival was produced at The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon in summer 2016.

Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd ISBN: 9781786820082 Pages: 160