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ALL ROADS by Roy Williams – Attic Theatre Company

Attic Theatre Company in partnership with Tramshed and in association with Theatre Peckham and Bernie Grant Arts Centre is proud to announce that they will be presenting the world premiere of Roy Williams’ new play ALL ROADS.

ALL ROADS by Roy Williams - Attic Theatre CompanyThe Press Night will be held at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio on Tuesday 14th of March 2023.

If only he knew. If only he listened.

A tragic event. Two young Black lives are blown apart. In the madness of grief, Matthew and Chantel are drawn together. As the clouds begin to clear they wonder what their shared future might hold.

ALL ROADS explores what it means to love, grieve and build your own future, being young and Black British today.

Roy Williams’ plays explore the fault lines of Britain’s multi-cultural society with rare dramatic power and precision”. Daily Telegraph

On the partnership, Jonathan Humphreys Attic‘s Artistic Director and joint CEO said “We’re so excited to be able to announce this project which we have been developing for past couple of years with Roy Williams. Central to our vision is touring work to new, diverse audiences in London and across the UK. Producing a world premiere from Roy and touring it to four leading venues across London is a fantastic project for us. We cannot wait to share this beautiful new play with audiences.”

Director Anastasia Osei Kuffour (Typical, Soho Theatre) said “I’m excited to be directing this production because I love the interweaving and dynamic way Roy has written this play and the fact that it centres on two global majority young people navigating what it means to be Black, young and in love – all themes I’m drawn to as a young Black woman myself.

The two-hander play will feature actors Kudzai Mangombe (Malindadzimu, Hampstead Theatre) and Tristan Waterson (The Spine, 20 Stories High). The creative team will include Zahra Mansouri, Set Designer; Jonathan Chan, Lighting Designer and Khalil Madovi, Sound Designer. The Company have focused heavily on ensuring that the strong diversity of the cast and creative team is extended into the technical team pushing for the production to be an exemplary representation of the creative case for diversity.

The show will tour in March 2023 to Tramshed, New Wimbledon Theatre Studio, Theatre Peckham and Bernie Grant Arts Centre and tickets can be purchased at each venue’s box offices directly or you can visit the company’s website at https://attictheatrecompany.com/whats-on/

Attic are a company of national ambition, rooted in their local community. They create new shows in a variety of contexts and place reaching new audiences of all ages at their heart, touring to areas with low cultural provision.

The South London based company’s mission is to make exceptional and transformative live theatre and to offer creative workshops that are accessible and available to people of all backgrounds and from all walks of life.

In addition to commissioning and producing original theatre, they collaborate with leading artists and a myriad of partners to make relevant, high-quality work which tours far and wide, from traditional theatre venues to unconventional spaces such as libraries, community buildings and parks.

Their vibrant and diverse learning and participation programmes are tailored for intergenerational audiences and under-represented groups, centred primarily in their local borough of Merton where the company is based.

Black British playwright Roy Williams OBE is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning writer whose plays have been produced in theatres such as the National Theatre, Royal Court and Lyric Hammersmith. He has also written for Television and Film with companies such as Channel 4, BBC and Sky.

Roy’s work includes an adaptation of Death of England (National Theatre); Sucker Punch (Royal Court) Category B (Tricycle); Days of Significance (RSC); Joe Guy (Soho Theatre/Tiata Fahodzi); There’s Only One Wayne Matthews (Polka Theatre); Baby Girl (National Theatre Connections) and; Wildfire (Hampstead Theatre).

ALL ROADS tours in 2023 at four London venues:
Tramshed 9th – 11th March 2023
New Wimbledon Theatre Studio 14th- 18th March 2023
Theatre Peckham 22nd – 26th March 2023
Bernie Grant Arts Centre 29th March – 1st April 2023

Attic will host post-show talks on the 10th, 16th and 24th March 2023 with the playwright, Roy Williams.

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