Wed 31 May - Sat 10 Jun
Time: 7.45pm, matinees 2.30pm Thursday, 2pm Saturday
Running Time: approx 90mins (no interval)
Venue: The Studio
Ticket Information: £14 - £12
Booking Fee: £1.50 transaction fee per booking
Age Recommendations: 14+
Producer: York Theatre Royal, Arcola Theatre and Changing Face
Writer: Alexandra Badea
Translated by: Lucy Phelps
Direction: Andy Sava
Set & Costume Design: Nicolai Hart-Hansen
Sound & Video Design: Ashley Ogden
Lighting Designed by: Tom Smith
Movement Director: Lanre Malaolu
Cast: Rebecca Boey, Richard Corgan, Solomon Israel, Kate Miles
A production by Arcola Theatre, Changing Face and York Theatre Royal
“Stop the rat race. Stop time. Stop the money. Stop the anxiety. Stop everything that has made human beings so bitter.”
A quality assurance officer from France, a call centre manager from Senegal, a factory worker from China, and an engineer from Romania. Each leads a life apart, but all work round-the-clock for the same multinational corporation.
When work has no borders, what’s the cost? Alexandra Badea‘s captivating drama is a powerful and disturbing portrait of globalisation and its far-reaching effects on our lives.
Following an explosive premiere at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, The Pulverised arrives in the UK with a new English translation.
The production is generously supported by Arts Council England, the Romanian Cultural Institute and the Institut Francais.
Post show discussion: Thurs 08 June
Migration, globalisation and the future of work - a response to The Pulverised in conversation with leading academics from the University of York.
Nan Craig - Mediator
Dr. Alice Nah
Professor Maggie O'Neill
'A brutal but essential play… Sava directs with imagination and force' ★★★★ - Theatre Bubble
'Compelling and chilling ... Badea skilfully skewers our frenetic globalised world in this powerful 90-minute drama' ★★★★ - Evening Standard
Check out the education pack HERE.
Supported by Arts Council England and part of York Festival of Ideas.