The Incident


An award-winning play by Swedish Playwright Joakim Daun that tackles belonging, migration, racism and power through an intimate love story spanning Sweden and Zimbabwe.
The Incident at Canada Water Theatre

Image: Tosin Sanni & Tyme Design


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Canada Water Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 16 October 2018
Closes: Friday 19 October 2018
Running time:1 hr 20 mins
Age suitability: 14+

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Background


The Incident was created collaboratively between Swedish writer Joakim Daun and American Dramaturge Zoë Guzy-Sprague.


The play premiered at the Harare International Festival of the Arts, Zimbabwe in 2017 and was part of the main stage program at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, South Africa 2018 where it was directed by Elizabeth Zaza Muchemwa.


The London run is directed by acclaimed Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier at Two Gents Production and stars Swedish actor David Weiss and British actress Cassandra Hercules.


Supported by the Swedish Embassy in London and by using public funding by Arts Council England.


Synopsis


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


The Incident explores the realities of living in a different culture, far from family, support, and tradition.


It takes a closer at who we allow to belong in our societies and what it means to be an ambitious, non-white woman in a mostly white, male dominated society.


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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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 16 October 2018

Press night:Wednesday 17 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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Cast


Cassandra Hercules

David Weiss


Creatives


Author: Joakim Daun
Composer: Lovedale Makalanga & Brezhnev Guveya
Director: Tonderai Munyevu and Arne Pohlmeier
Set designer: Cecilia Trono
Costume designer: Simon Kenny
Lighting: Nic Farman
Visual effects: James Ball
Dramaturg: Zoë-Guzy Sprague
Production: Joakim Daun, Zoë-Guzy Sprague

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