Full casting and the creative team are announced today for the UK première of punkplay at Southwark Playhouse.
Gregory S. Moss’s punkplay is a riot of a play told at breakneck pace with a killer soundtrack, a coming-of-age story about subcultures, friendship and not-fitting-in – all on rollerskates!
Staged in the US by Steppenwolf Theatre Company, punkplay, directed by Tom Hughes, will open for a 4-week season at Southwark Playhouse from Wednesday 7 September and run until Saturday 1 October.
There’s Duck and there’s Mickey. They’re the kids of America and it’s the 80s apocalypse. They hate their parents and there’s no point in algebra. They’re grabbing at this thing called life: guitars, girls, love, fury, heartbreak and noise noise noise. Punk is their escape from suburbia and it’s like nothing they have ever heard. It’s fast – it’s alive – it’s already dead.
Matthew Castle was Roger in the Regents Park Open Air Theatre’s acclaimed production of Lord of the Flies.
Aysha Kala was named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit of 2015. She played Sooni Dalal in Indian Summers and was in Shameless (both C4). On stage she was in Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Djinns of Eidgah at the Royal Court.
Sam Perry and Jack Sunderland are making their professional stage debuts.
punkplay is part of Punk London – 40 years of subversive culture.
Punk London – 40 years of subversive culture
Always more than a musical genre, punk allowed a generation to express themselves without deference, to invent without fear, and to create without boundaries. 40 years on, and some of the most cutting edge cultural organisations and businesses in London have come together to celebrate punk in all its ragged glory. A year long programme of gigs, exhibitions and films will look back at the excitement and energy of the movement’s genesis, and at punk as an on-going catalyst that continues to inspire, refuse categorisation and spark creativity around the world. www.punk.london
Wednesday 7 September – Saturday 1 October