The Moors

Two Gents Productions
Wednesday 28th November 2018

Written by Tonderai Munyevu

Performed by Sibusiso Mamba and Tonderai Munyevu

Two best friends, from Balaika, Africa, appear in London looking for Shakespeare. Having passed through fire to get there they want to tell him their stories. Shakespeare is gone but his arbiters swoop them up, setting them down them on stage at Shakespeare’s Globe in front of an expectant audience. Fame, fortune and the love of two smitten young actresses await. But can they survive the hostile environment? Will their real truths be revealed?

In triumphantly energetic ‘township’ style, two actors play men, women and immigration police in this story of love, friendship, and ambition. Energetic and bare-boned, this South African inspired style of theatre, offers a platform to migrant and mixed heritage theatre makers, drawing the audience into the action, creating a vibrant, engaging theatre experience not to be missed.

Director/Producer Arne Pohlmeier

The performance is now sold out however if you would like to attend the Discussion Forum at 4.30pm, please ring the box office or email boxoffice@surrey.ac.uk

Intercultural Shakespeare Discussion Forum

28th November 4:30-6:30pm (followed by performance ‘The Moors’ by Two Gents Productions):

The Discussion Forum will address current issues and questions related to intercultural performance (including Shakespeare) within and beyond the UK. We will discuss cultural diversity and inclusivity in relation to theatre and performance today, and look at how we might establish informed and productive discussions about cultural politics, representation and casting. We will invite questions from the audience and warmly encourage participation.

The Forum will be led by Dr Anne Sophie Refskou (GSA) and feature Prof Sonia Massai (King’s College London, author of World-Wide Shakespeares: Local Appropriations in Film and Performance), Prof Cosimo Zene (Study of Religions and World Philosophies, SOAS), Prof David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary University of London, previously director of the ‘Global Shakespeare’ collaboration between QMUL and University of Warwick). They will be joined by Surrey colleagues Prof Marion Wynne-Davies (English) and Dr Matt Wagner (GSA).

We hope you will join us – all are very welcome! After the Discussion Forum, the PATS bar will be open until the performance at 7:30pm.

 

PROGRAMME

All events will take place in the Performing Arts Centre (PATS), University of Surrey, Stag Hill Campus.

4:30-6:30pm: Performing Interculturalism Today?

Public Discussion Forum with Two Gents, Prof. Sonia Massai (Kings College London), Prof. Cosimo Zene (SOAS University of London), Prof. David Schalkwyk (Queen Mary University of London), Prof. Marion Wynne-Davis (University of Surrey) and Dr Matt Wagner (University of Surrey)

Chaired by Dr Anne Sophie Refskou

6:30-7:30pm: Bar open

Food will also be available for purchase at the adjacent Wates House pub

7:30pm: Performance ‘The Moors’ by Two Gents

9-9:30pm post-show Q&A with Two Gents

Chaired by Dr Anne Sophie Refskou

 

The Moors