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

One performance at 7.30pm. BOOK NOW

If you would like to attend the Discussion Forum at 4.30pm, please choose this as one of the ticket options during the booking process

Intercultural Shakespeare Discussion Forum

The show will be complemented by a public Discussion Forum with Two Gents and leading scholars on interculturalism, theatre and performance. The conversation will address the current state (and status) of intercultural performance (including Shakespeare) within and beyond the UK, exploring pertinent issues related to migration, diversity and cultural identity, and invite questions and contributions from the audience. The event will be led by Dr Anne Sophie Refskou, GSA Lecturer in Theatre and Performance, as a collaboration between the Centre for Performance Philosophy (directed by Dr Laura Cull Ó Maoilearca), and the Surrey Shakespeare Centre (directed by Prof Robert Shaughnessy), and as part of the ‘Performance Philosophy and Intercultural Dialogue’ series.

 

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