The Incident


An award-winning theatrical performance by Swedish playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.
The Incident

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Canal Cafe Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closes: Friday 19 October 2018
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


The Incident is brought to London by a group of UK based and Southern African artists.


The play premiered at the Harare International Festival of the Arts in 2017 and was part of the main stage program at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa 2018.


Note: the play will be performed at Canada Water Theatre.


Synopsis


'Why do I have to represent a whole race when I just want to represent me?'


The Incident is an award-winning theatrical performance by Swedish playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.


According to a recent survey, Swedes consider solidarity, being open minded, equality and human rights to be Swedish values.


At the same time, in recent years there has been an increase in hate crimes against Afro-Swedes and anti-immigrant and nationalist movements are on the rise in Sweden and elsewhere in Europe.


The play takes a critical look at when belonging is conditional upon confronting an oppressive homogeneous environment.


It asks how 'progressive' people really are when they're confronted with difficult choices.


How do peoples' own history, culture and language influence their perceptions and treatment of people that are different from them?


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Delamere Terrace
Little Venice
London W2 6ND

Box office tel: 0207 289 6054

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Closes:Friday 19 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
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Tickets


Standard:
£14

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Creatives


Author: Joakim Daun
Production: The Incident Project and Bilimankhwe Arts

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