"Do you see him? Do you see the story? Do you see anything? It seems I am trying to tell you a dream - making a vain attempt, because no relation of a dream can convey the dream sensation, that commingling of absurdity, surprise, and bewilderment in a tremor of struggling revolt, that notion of being captured by the incredible which is the very essence of dreams” - Joseph Conrad
City. Colony. Imperial. London. Glass. Superior. Steel. People. Organization. Oppression. Life. Tribes. TV. Repression. Death. Organism.
Colony (noun): a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country and occupied by settlers from that country.
How do colonies form?
How do we define “colony” today?
What happens when colonies are no longer controlled by their founders (oppressors)?
And how, if at all, do we remember them?
Colony: Part I (of an on-going series) is a theatrical exploration set in a dystopian world, the production will ask all-pervasive questions on British society, culture and identity.
A collaboration between playwrights Jingan Young, Thomas McMullan, Lydia Thomson, Vinay Patel, Allan Johnson, poet Jack Underwood and artist Aowen Jin.
The show runs approx. 80 minutes with no interval. Please note, due to the location of the performance there is unfortunately no disabled access.
Performances of Colony: Part 1 will also take place on Thursday 16, Saturday 18, Tuesday 21 & Friday 24 October.
Founded in January of 2013 by Hong Kong born playwright Jingan Young, Pokfulam Rd Productions is a non-profit London & Hong Kong theatre company dedicated to new writing, particularly unheard East Asian/Chinese voices.
Pokfulam began with a rehearsed reading in the basement of the celebrated Albion Bookshop in North Oxford, followed by another showcase of new writing in Maybe a Vole Art Gallery. Their first full-scale production was Young’s play The t-group which premiered to a sold out run during the Arts & Humanities Festival 2013.
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