As part of NT Connections Festival 2024

Double Bill: The Periodicals & Wind/Rush Generation(s)

Sun 28 Apr, 2024

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Sun 28th April, 7.00pm
Price: £8
Murray Park Community School & Flying High Company perform at Derby Theatre as part of NT Connections Festival 2024.

THE PERIODICALS, by Sian Owen

Set in the near future – a group of young people live as a feral group of techno-savvy fugitives, living off-the land which is a rubbish dump. They stay out of sight of the authorities – particularly the education authorities who are desperate to get them back into school because the optics are not good. However, school has lost its allure. When the young people are in school they are overlooked and underestimated – seen as being more trouble than they are worth. So now, for this group, school’s out forever.

Content Guidance:

  • Recommended for ages 14+
  • Strong Language

WIND/RUSH GENERATION(S) by Mojisola Adebayo

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.

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

Venue

Main House

Overview

Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Performance duration: 2 hours 30 mins
Age guidance: 13+
Advisories: **show specific**
**Please be aware, these times are approximate**

Pricing

Standard: £8
Under 26's : £6

View Dates and Book

Sun 28th April, 7.00pm
Price: £8