Now this sounds intriguing: a mysterious politically-charged play staged in a secret location somewhere around the King's College campus on the Strand. This new multimedia play, Colony: Part One, is a collaboration between a diverse set of playwrights, a controversial artist and a rising poet and depicts a dystopian vision where people's rights are challenged at every turn. The theme is colonies: how they form, thrive, survive and die, and how they shape the identity of the people who live and work within them. It couldn’t be a more topical subject as unrest escalates in the ex-colony of Hong Kong, the people there re-configuring their barricades, ready for another showdown with the powers that be in their pursuit of individual freedom.
The writers of this show include promising poet Jack Underwoood, Vinay Patel of Hightide, Jingan Young who has worked with the HK Arts Festival, plus four other Royal Court and RIFT theatre writers. Meanwhile, the outspoken and often controversial Chinese artist Aowen Jin will turn the secret location into a forensic site called Intangible that the audience must investigate detective-style. The show also features talented young actors Rebecca Yeo and Edward Degaetano, and is directed by Juanita Mora.
Colony Part One takes place somewhere around Kings College Strand Campus over five nights in October (16, 18, 21, 23, 24) all starting at 8pm. Tickets cost £8 and include a free drink.