A CHARMING PLAY ON EAST END BOYS, WEST END GIRLS OPENS IN LONDON

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Following the sellout success of Pandora’s Box, Spora Stories returns with the premiere of their brand new play, East End Boys, West End Girls, touring London this summer. Starting from 28 July to 15 August 2015 by 8pm. Will their postcodes keep them in their place?

Some of the cast of East End Boys, West End Girls. Photo Credit: Thabo Jaiyesimi
Some of the cast of East End Boys, West End Girls. Photo Credit: Thabo Jaiyesimi

 

East meets West across the education divide when four London teenagers compete for a prestigious scholarship. As they venture across the capital into unfamiliar territories, friendships are tested, aspirations are challenged and each is forced to decide what matters most. Will the best candidate win, or will their postcode keep them in their place?

 

Written and directed by Ade Solanke and produced by Hannah Tookey. Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, Ade Solanke, has had a wide ranging career working as a script analyst in Hollywood and teaching scriptwriting around the world. Solanke has been awarded a Nigerian Entertainment Award for Best Playwright and Best Play at the African Film Awards. Her writing credits include the award-winning BBC Radio drama Westway and Nigerian feature film Dazzling Mirage. Solanke’s work has been showcased at Tiata Fahodzi’s Tiata Delights at the Almeida and Talawa’s Unzipped at the Young Vic. Her first play Pandora’s Box was a hugely successful and was nominated for an Off West End Award for Best New Play. It toured nationally in 2014 and was also shortlisted for the 2014 Nigeria Prize for Literature, Africa’s biggest literary award.

 

With a talented cast of Jennie Eggleton, Alhaji Fofana,
 Ismail Kamara and Montana Mascoll. The tour opens at Arcola Theatre on Tuesday 28 July. It continues on to CLF Arts Cafe, Saatchi Gallery then concludes at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre. Creative workshops will be available at all venues. For more information check the venue’s website.

 

For more information about the production or Spora Stories visit: www.sporastories.com Facebook: /sporastories Twitter: @sporastories #EEBWEG.

Spora Stories is an award-winning theatre and film company based in London in 2011. Founder Ade Solanke, an award-winning playwright and scriptwriter, created Spora Stories to develop engaging and entertaining plays and films about the African diaspora.

 

Listings

Arcola Theatre Tuesday 28 July – Saturday 1 August, 8pm and 
 Saturday 1 August, 3.30pm Tickets: Adults £17, Concessions £12 and Under 16s £6 Booking information: 020 7503 1646 | www.arcolatheatre.com
 24 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL

 

CLF Arts Cafe Tuesday 4 – Friday 7 August, 7.30pm Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10 and Under 16s £6 Booking information: 020 7732 5275 | www.clfartcafe.org 133 Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4ST

 

Saatchi Gallery Monday 10 – Wednesday 12 August, 4pm (N.B workshop performances) Tickets: Under 16s £6 + £1.01 bkg fee Booking information: 020 7811 3070 | www.saatchigallery.com Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY

 

Bernie Grant Arts Centre Friday 14 – Saturday 15 August, 7.30pm Tickets: Adults £12, Concessions £10 and Under 16s £6 Booking information: 020 8365 5450 | www.berniegrantcentre.co.uk Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX