Royal Court's Theatre Local, credit Helen Murray
Plays by Bola Agbaje and Hayley Squires will transfer from the Royal Court Theatre to the CLF Arts Café at the Bussey Building in Peckham from 31 May - 28 July, as part of the Royal Court’s third Theatre Local season.
Bola Agbaje’s Belong, a co-production with Tiata Fahodzi runs in Peckham from 31 May - 23 June directly after its run in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. Set in London and Nigeria, the play questions our notions of home and where we belong.
Vera Vera Vera by Hayley Squires will move to Peckham from 4 July - 28 July. Described in Variety as the play ‘to…launch Squires' career’ and in the Telegraph as ‘a fine and moving debut play’, Vera is a blackly comic play about what we are willing to fight for.
Sponsored by Bloomberg, the Royal Court’s Theatre Local aims to take plays to alternative spaces. It was launched in 2010 at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre in an empty shop unit, before transferring to the Bussey Building, Peckham in 2011 where the project will continue this summer.
Theatre Local is at the CLF Art Café at the Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST from 31 May until 28 July.
Afridiziak Theatre News interview with Bola Agbaje, Belong