The Net - New play protesting against borders, coming to The Camden Fringe Festival
The Net: An all-female ensemble story tackling border conflicts, war, and finding home.
All the stones have been used, all the brick, all the sand. The only thing left that can keep people out is a giant net, a border between two lands, stretched across the stage. A grandmother and her granddaughter are tasked with patching a hole in the border. As they weave it closed, two women appear on the other side, hoping to get through. The women must come face to face with each other as opinions change and loyalties switch.
Mixing poetic choral monologues and cutting dialogue, ‘The Net’ brings a new dimension to the age-old story of war by placing women at the centre, while exposing how utterly foolish the divides we create are. It is an ensemble piece that aims to highlight women of all different backgrounds and ages: from fourteen to seventy. The play uses the personal stories of these four women and their interactions with each other to interrogate larger political themes.Starbound Theatre is an emerging, international, London based theatre company focused on the theme of identity. It aims to explore who and what we are - as individuals, actors, and human beings - through human-led stories found in classic, contemporary, and brand-new writing. Additionally, it aims to support and nurture diversity & representation in its work, and endeavours to celebrate women's voices both on and off the stage.
Lights Down Productions was set up in January 2018 by Caley Powell to produce female led new writing and our first play ‘Hear Me Howl’ by Lydia Rynne had WIP showings at The Landor Space (March 2018), The Plymouth Fringe (May 2018), a 2 week run at The Old Red Lion Theatre (September 2018) & 6 performances at the Vault Festival 2019. Other credits as a Producer include: ‘Might Never Happen’ at The Kings Head Theatre (May 2016), ‘Dubailand’ at the Finborough Theatre (February 2017) and ‘A Great Fear Of Shallow Living’ at Zoo Southside, Edinburgh Fringe 2017.
For ages 16+
Running time: approximately 1 hour
Dates and times: 13-17 August, Tuesday-Saturday 6:15pm & Saturday matinee 2:30pm
Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower St, London WC2H 9NP
Box office: www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-net
020 3841 6611
Starbound Theatre and Lights Down Productions present ‘The Net’
Written by Zoë Guzy-Sprague
Directed by Samara Gannon
Produced by Caley Powell and Marta da Silva
Set/Costume Design by Sally Somerville-Woodiwis
Lighting Design by Irene Delfanti
Sound Design by Ruth Sullivan
Graphic Design by Martha Hegarty
Rehearsal Photography by Caley Powell and Concha Huerta
Marta da Silva as Hana
Yvonne Wan as Mona
Sarah Agha as Ama
Sue Moore as Edna