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Maya Productions in association with LittleMighty presents

The Croydon Avengers by Oladipo Agboluaje

The Croydon Avengers unique style blends comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, powerful story of terrorist threats, heroism and true friendship in an England that seems frightened of anyone who’s different.
 

  • Wheelchair Access
This event is part of the FiRST BiTES season
  • FRI 3 & SAT 4 NOV 11am & 6pm

Tickets

  • FiRST BiTES shows - £5 in advance or £8 on the door

Venue: Downstairs

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

Regina Rump is on the rampage! A trio of masked and hijab-wearing vigilantes send Croydon’s crime rate plummeting. They’ve run away from their war-torn homes and are just trying to help. But Regina’s not happy about it. She orders her media outlet – Rump News – to unmask the trio and get them off the streets.
Are they terrorists? Criminals? Either way, she thinks they’re a threat to British identity. 

Then a freak accident at the Gatwick deportation centre gives the trio powers beyond their wildest dreams. Can three teenage refugees really become the saviours of a doomed nation? 

Links:

  • Fri 3 Nov, 11:00am
  • Fri 3 Nov, 6:00pm
  • Sat 4 Nov, 11:00am
  • Sat 4 Nov, 6:00pm

Oladipo Agboluaje: Writer 

Oladipo has recently experienced success with his play "New Nigerians" at the Arcola Theatre ("deft political satire" - The Stage). 

His other stage plays include: Early Morning (Ovalhouse), Mother Courage and Her Children (adaptation, Eclipse Theatre, national tour) For One Night Only(PBAB), Captain Britain (Talawa/New Wolsey Theatre), God is a DJ (TheatreCentre), Knock Against My Heart, (Theatre Centre, UK/Nos Do Morro, Brazil), The Estate, Iya Ile (Tiata Fahodzi), The Christ of Coldharbour Lane (Soho Theatre), Knock, Knock (Les Theatrales Charles Dullin, France), The Hounding of David Oluwale (adaptation, Eclipse Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse and national tour), The Garbage King (Unicorn Theatre), Telling Tales, (Almeida Theatre), Giant Killers, (Polka Theatre), Threshold (Jepson Theatre, University 

of Richmond, Virginia). 

His awards and nominations include an Alfred Fagon Award, Olivier Award Nominee, and Writers Guild nomination. 

 

Suzanne Gorman: Director 

Suzanne is the Artistic Director of Maya Productions. She has a track record in new writing and pioneering new ways of working. Her work as director on the The Honey Man was praised by The Guardian as “triumphant proof that small-scale need not mean limited ambition.” 

For Maya Productions she has directed Babel Junction, In Time, Superheroes:South of the River and Barefoot Gen. Other directing credits include:- Tales of the Harrow Road, Soho Streets, Moonwalking in Chinatown, (Soho Theatre) Bagpuss (Birmingham Stage Company/Soho Theatre) Behna (Kali/Soho Theatre), Only Connect (Shared Experience), Untold Stories;Aspects of Black and Asian Lives in Stratford Bow 1600 – 1850. (Theatre Venture), A Stoke Newington Mum On War (Young Vic Studio), Love at First Degree-Bliss (Leicester Haymarket) and Theatre Ambush, The Hairy Ape, Limbo, Pirivan Piuma (Sheffield Theatres) 

Suzanne is a Clore Fellow 2015/16. 

Alton Brown Movement Facilitator 

Alton's blend of skills has helped to develop the show's unique movement aesthetic, based on his Karate experience. 

Alton has a background in arts administration, event management and community engagement at prestigious cultural venues such as The Roundhouse, the Theatre Royal Haymarket and the National Theatre, Royal Opera House & Southbank Centre. 

Alongside his work within the arts, he is an accomplished athlete & performance coach within the sport of Karate, having represented the English & British National Teams at the highest levels possible for over 15 years. He is a multiple European Champion & World Medalist, as well as the current Team Manager for the Great Britain university national team & Regional Coach for the National Governing Body for Karate in England. 

 

Victor Rios : Assistant Director 

Victor Rios is a Bolivian-born Actor, Theatre Artist, Facilitator and Filmmaker. Victor was a member of the National Youth Theatre, Dream Arts, National Youth Film Academy and Young Associates at Ovalhouse Theatre. He has been performing since 2011 and has written and directed plays including “Don’t Close The Door” at the Barons Court Theatre, and the short film “The Longest Night", in which he played Charlie. His short film “Ringo” won at the Streatham Film Festival 2015. 

Since 2013 Victor has been a deviser/participant of The Paper Project, a collective of young migrant artists. Their latest piece Safina al Hayat was performed at Southbank Centre. 

His latest work, the film project “Eyes with No Barriers”, is based on the current refugee crisis and has been developed through workshops with young migrants. It was commissioned by Counterpoint Arts for Refugee Week 2015. Victor was recently a Project Manager at Spare Tyre and has worked as assistant director at Young Vic.

Additional information


The Croydon Avengers is presented as a part of Ovalhouse's FiRST BiTES series of new performance pieces, currently in development and presented as work-in-progress showings.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Croydon Council and Teale Charitable Trust
 

Book /  Box office: 020 7582 7680

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