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Upstairs Downstairs: Gone Too Far!
On from 23 Jul 2008 till 09 Aug 2008
Royal Court Theatre
by Bola Agbaje
Genre(s): New Writing, Drama, Comedy

About: Upstairs Downstairs: Gone Too Far!

2008 Olivier Award Winner for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre

Following their sold-out success in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, three Royal Court productions return to the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs.

Nigeria, England, America, Jamaica; are you proud of where you're from? Dark skinned, light skinned, afro, weaves, who are your true brothers and sisters?

When two brothers from different continents go down the street to buy a pint of milk, they lift the lid on a disunited nation where everyone wants to be an individual but no one wants to stand out from the crowd.

Bola Agbaje's comic, vibrant and perceptive play about identity, history and culture depicts a world where respect is always demanded but rarely freely given.

''A joyous, irreverent energy and a fresh, winning playfulness.'' Times

''It has such energy, humour and sharpness... displays such a feel for street-slang, and deftly unpicks the confused impulses of young adults trying to work out their identity in multicultural Britain.'' Financial Times

Director Bijan Sheibani
Lighting Jon Clark
Sound Ian Dickinson

Cast Zawe Ashton, Tobi Bakare, Maria Charles, Ashley Chin, Phillip Edgerley, Munir Khairdin, Tunji Lucas, Ricci McLeod, Bunmi Mojekwu, Marcus Onilude

Following its run at the Royal Court, Gone Too Far! will be presented at The Albany in Deptford 14 – 16 August and at Hackney Empire 19-23 August.

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