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StoneCrabs Theatre Company is launching an oral history project focusing on the oral histories of Brazilians living in London, who migrated to live or study or as a result of the military coups, between 1960s and 1980s.

Through real-life stories the project aims to break stereotypes of Brazilian identity (i.e; carnival and football) and will look at their contribution to shaping the social, cultural and religious identities of London today.

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, BRASILIANCE will run in partnership with King’s College London, Regent's University and University College London, culminating in a final festival at Rich Mix

For further information about the project, or suggestions for possible interviewees, please visit   www.brasiliance.com

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The Decorator - O Decorador PDF Print E-mail
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by Donald Churchill  

ast & creatives interview on www.canallondres.tv    Click here for the teaser trailer

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Queen Pokou - UK Tour

Click here to view Queen Pokou's trailer on you tube or vimeo

"Karlina Grace is an exceptional dancer but all three actors are accomplished movers and give especial charismatic electricity to the choreography of Leigh Tredger." - Aline Waites, remotegoat

"This, the first UK production of this story is directed by Franko Figueiredo, and he has succeeded in engaging the audience in the journey and experience of Abla Polou and her followers." - Aline Waites, remotegoat

"great anthropological theatre a la Peter Brook" - R Posner

"African Insights with imaginative dance, drama and music" - Susan Elkin, The Stage

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 Vox Africa visited us during rehearsals for a peak preview, to watch online just click here

A Black Madonna, A West African Hero or A Sovereign willing to do anything to reign?

   A new play written by Dean Atta (Winner of the Spirit of London Award) for StoneCrabs Theatre Company based on the life of Ashanti Princess Abla Pokou and her legendary journey to create a new nation.

                                 supported by arts council grants for the arts       royal victoria hall foundation logo          

 
The Burial 2 - 11 May 2013 PDF Print E-mail

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A new play by Bola Agbaje. Directed by Franko Figueiredo.

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Funmi has it all: a career, doting husband and a comfortable life in London… until the day her father dies and his two Nigerian wives arrive in a flurry of designer shoes and polished fingernails to clash over his burial arrangements. Born a Muslim, married a Christian and with new-found Buddhist beliefs, Funmi is forced to confront the past and her own faith to end the war over her father’s body.

This lively new satire by award-wining playwright Bola Agbaje explores how the conflicting traditions and religious tensions of one family reveal an unlikely respect for their Nigerian and British-Nigerian cultures.

Bola Agbaje won the Laurence Olivier Award for outstanding achievement in an affiliated theatre for her first play Gone Too Far, received an Evening Standard Award nomination for most promising playwright in 2008 and has seen her other plays, including Belong and Off The Endz, performed in major theatres across London. The playwright-turned-filmmaker has adapted the screenplay from her first play, Gone Too Far, with a release planned for autumn 2013.

audacious new satire” - Honour Baynes for Time Out

“Figueiredo’s textured production employs live music, dance, chanting and tableaux in a busy piece that nonetheless successfully entwines ideas of modern and traditional Nigerian culture.” - Honour Baynes for Time Out

"The Burial is a play which takes a rather serious and depressing subject matter and finds the comical aspects of its consequences. StoneCrabs Theatre Company's strong cast have the audience laughing out loud, as well as empathising with cultural and social differences" - David Richards for OneStopArts

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2012 projects PDF Print E-mail

A Mother’s Will, a brand new adaptation of Lorca's 'The House of Bernarda Alba’ @ Tara Theatre and The Asphalt Kiss, by Brazilian playwright Nelson Rodrigues @ New Diorama Theatre

If you missed The Asphalt Kiss you can click here watch it on canallondres.tv 

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 The Asphalt Kiss

 Obsession, Beauty, Murder and Betrayal, the perfect tabloid story

 presented in partnership with The New Diorama Theatre

As a pedestrian hit by a bus lies dying on a Rio street, a passer-by, Arandir, stops to cradle him in his arms. He kisses him on the lips – a last request from the dying man as a parting gesture of human solidarity.

The scene is witnessed by an unscrupulous reporter who turns the compassionate act into salacious front-page news. Tabloid journalism spins into overdrive, and Arandir’s life is torn apart as his friends and family slowly turn against him.

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