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Connections 2024: Wind/Rush Generation(s)

by Mojisola Adebayo

On a plain cream background, a yellow sketch of two ornate wooden rocking chairs, angled towards each other, with 'WIND / RUSH GENERATION(S)' in large green letters over the top of the image.

Booking and details

8.30pm on Saturday 29 June
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The event location is

Dorfman Theatre

National Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

£5 for one performance
£8 when you book for Wind/Rush Generation(s) and The Sad Club by Luke Barnes, with music by Adam Pleeth, in the same order

Performed by Make Sense Theatre Company

This is a play about the British Isles, its past and its present.

Set in a senior common room, in a prominent university, a group of first year undergraduates are troubled, not by the weight of their workload, but by a ‘noisy’ ghost.

So they do what any group self-respecting and intelligent university students would do in such a situation – they get out the Ouija Board to confront their spiritual irritant and lay them to rest – only to be confronted by the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory.

However, if you think you know about British history, Empire, slavery, economics, racism and humanity, then this play might get you to think again. As the planch on the Ouija Board skates from letter to letter at an ever-increasing breakneck speed, the students are catapulted through space and time, witnessing the injustices, incongruities and inhumanity of the past.

This is a smorgasbord of genres and styles.  Fusing naturalism, with physical theatre, spoken-word, absurdism, poetry and direct address – this is event-theatre that whips along with the grace, pace and the hypnotic magnetism of a hurricane.

 

Mojisola Adebayo BA (Hons), MA, PhD, FRSL, is a Black British performer, playwright, director, producer, workshop leader and academic of Nigerian (Yoruba) and Danish heritage. Over the past 30 years, she has worked on various theatre and performance projects in Antarctica, Botswana, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greenland, India, Ireland, Israel, Lebanon, Malawi, Mauritius, Myanmar, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, the USA and Zimbabwe. She has acted in over 50 theatre, television and radio productions, devised and directed over 30 scripts for stage and video, published 13 plays, several academic articles and lead countless workshops and training courses.

Suitability

Content guidance:

  • Recommended for ages 15+
  • Strong and graphic language including: Racially abusive language – including the ‘N word’.
  • Language describing the racially motivated abuse of power and violations and attacks.
  • References to colonialism.
  • References to genocide.
  • References to Human Rights abuse.
  • Allusions to gun violence.

Access

This performance will be Captioned

 

Connections 2024

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The Mohn Westlake Foundation supports nationwide Learning programmes for young people.

Connections is supported by The Mohn Westlake Foundation, Buffini Chao Foundation, The EBM Charitable Trust, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Katie Bradford Arts Trust, Susan Miller & Byron Grote, Mulberry Trust, Tuixen Foundation, The Peter Cundill Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, The Woodward Charitable Trust and The John Thaw Foundation.

Nationwide learning is supported by Buffini Chao Foundation, Clore Duffield Foundation, Tim & Sarah Bunting, MFPA Trust Fund for the Training of Disabled Children in the Arts, Behrens Foundation, Cleopatra Trust, and The Andor Charitable Trust.

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