This spring, Theatre Royal Stratford East presents the latest play by the BAFTA award-winning and Olivier Award nominated playwright Roy Williams. Set in modern day Jamaica, this gripping new play about police corruption will feature Goldie in the lead role of Joker, a much-feared and admired gang leader. The production will run from Friday 28 March to Saturday 26 April 2014. Press Night will be Thursday 3 April at 7.30pm.
Roy Williams’ first professional play, The No Boys Cricket Club was staged at Theatre Royal Stratford East in 1996. Since then, he has gone on to win multiple awards, including the George Devine Award, the Evening Standard’s Most Promising Playwright Award and the BAFTA Award for Best Schools Drama. His most recent work, Sucker Punch was nominated for Best New Play at the 2011 Olivier Awards and was voted Best Play at theWriters Guild Awards in 2011. Kingston 14 is the latest in a series of new works to be staged at Theatre Royal Stratford East, reflecting the organisation’s continued commitment to staging new writing.
Set in modern day Jamaica and named after the district in which the play is set, Kingston 14 follows the story of James, a British police officer who is sent to Kingston to investigate the murder of a UK tourist in a local hotel. Deeply tied to Jamaica by his father who was born there, he struggles to lead a proper investigation when gang leader Joker (played by Goldie) is brought into custody. The play comes to a climax when two police offers are kidnapped, uncovering corruption hidden in a corner of the sun bleached island.
The show is set to be directed by Clint Dyer (The Big Life, The Westbridge, SUS), designed by the Olivier award-winning designer ULTZ (Mojo, Gloriana, Jerusalem, Pied Piper, The Harder They Come) with Composition and Sound Design by Richard Hammarton (Sizwe Banzi is Dead, Brilliant Adventures, Speaking in Tongues).
Win 2 Tickets to the show for you and a friend 🙂
Music pioneer, contemporary/graffiti artist, drum & bass icon, DJ, actor and producer Goldie makes his theatrical debut in ‘Kingston 14’ on Friday 28th March 2014 at Theatre Royal Stratford. To celebrate, In-spire LS are giving away a pair of tickets for one person and a friend to watch the show on Friday 4th April.
To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is TWEET us @inspirels or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) the answer to the following question.
Which Caribbean island is’Kingston 14′ set in? Is it?
Competition closes on Wednesday 2nd April 2014