Lumenis Theatre Company
in association with Southwark Playhouse
by Mary Mazzilli
There’s Only One Wayne Lee
by Roy Williams
A compelling double bill inspired by today’s multicultural Britain.
Directed by Jonathan Man
Magical Chairs is an allegorical absurdist short play that will entertain and challenge. Two young lads grappling with growing up and societal attitudes to youth become two trapped Magicians are trapped in a room filled with chairs. By playing with storytelling the audience is brought to look at universal truths, the consequences of our preconceptions and choices of our youth of today.
There’s Only One Wayne Lee is a unique coming of age tale, where Wayne, a bookish British Chinese teen unexpectedly befriends Carl, the British African Caribbean school football captain. Set in 1970s Britain, where intolerance was brazen and rife, this is an engaging yet previously unseen fresh cross cultural exploration of what it means to try to fit in and thrive in contemporary Britain.
30th August to
3rd September 2011
7.45pm Tue - Sat
3.15pm Sat matinee with Chinese surtitles
(Corner of Tooley St
& Bermondsey St)
London SE1 2TF
Tickets: 10 pounds
020 7407 0234Mon-Fri, 10.30am-6.30pm
From 1 hour prior to
Post-show and Q&A session: 31st August acclaimed theatre critic Aleks Sierz will be talking to writers Roy Williams and Mary Mazzilli, director Jonathan Man and producer David Ahlbrecht about intercultural theatre and new writing.
3rd September Saturday Matinee show will have Chinese surtitles.
After opening at Southwark Playhouse, this double bill is programmed to represent the UK at the Beijing International Fringe Festival in September 2011. This will be the first ever British production to be presented at this pioneering festival.
“Mary Mazzilli’s style of theatre is excellent”. Four Stars Fringe Review
“Roy Williams …one of our best dramatists... offers superbly gripping dramas that explore the fault lines of Britain's multi-cultural society with rare dramatic power and precision”
Director: Jonathan Man
2009 winner Southwark Playhouse “Better Bankside Shakespeare Award”
Producer: David Ahlbrecht
Designer: Sunny Jeon
Lighting: Roland Glasser
Music: Ruth Chan
Sound: Simon McCabe
Photography: Elaine Wong
Cast: Chris Chan & Alexandre Ross
Posted by email@example.com, Thursday 25th August, 2011