The Sword of Alex

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Two leaders and their nations pitted against each other. Each must destroy the other's version of history. But families are no less tribal than nations. As the great games are played out at national level, so too are domestic power struggles.
The Sword of Alex at White Bear Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: White Bear Theatre
Started: Tuesday 18 September 2018
Closed: Saturday 6 October 2018
Running time:1 hr 30 mins
Age suitability: Not available

Synopsis


You'd never defeat me in politics, not in the politics of left and right.


But it's a hell of a lot easier to get people to fight over identity than it is over ideas.


Isn't that right?


A country on the verge of civil war as a region attempts to break away from the state.


Two versions of nationalism clash head-on.


Two leaders and their nations pitted against each other.


Each must destroy the other's version of history.


But families are no less tribal than nations.


As the great games are played out at national level, so too are domestic power struggles.


This is a play that brings together national destiny, gender politics and the very ideas of identity and belonging.


Come back in ten years. Or twenty. Or when you're dead.


That's always a good time to be forgiven.


I think it's called a pardon.


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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 18 September 2018

Press night:Thursday 20 September 2018

Closes:Saturday 6 October 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 4-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£16

Concessions:
£12

Cast


Calantha - Kate Terence

Gina - Georgia Winters

Antonio - Patrick Regis

Karl - DK Ugonna


Creatives


Author: Rib Davis
Director: Brian Woolland
Designer: Alys Whitehead
Lighting: Chuma Emembolu
Sound: Chuma Emembolu
Production: Beyon the Pale Theatre Company in association with The White Bear Theatre

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