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MUCK for London premiere – Play
May 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A play for today with a style that’s pure class as brother and sister confront their past to secure their future
Against the backdrop of a tough London estate, as a drug-dealing former lover prowls and the debt collector is at the door, two siblings come together to clear their cantankerous nan’s council flat following her death. Tensions mount, and old wounds that haven’t quite healed open, yet the brother and sister’s obvious affection for each other offers hope for the future.
Set in 2011, just as gentrification begins to affect long term residents of the White City Estate, Shepherd’s Bush, MUCK pulls no punches in its exploration of loss, love, redemption, loyalty, suppression, poverty, graft and ultimate survival. The pull of family takes George and Kelly to the last place on earth they want to be, yet the only place where they can find solutions.
Written and performed by Joseph Connolly and Gabriella Padula, MUCK is their first production as FenCity Players.
Gabriella said ‘We met at university and discovered a mutual admiration for gritty working-class drama, so decided to write our own. So, with MUCK, we set out to create a play relevant to people, something that understands their real lives and is chosen to perform the London premiére at Come What May Festival is perfect’.
Joseph added ‘The siblings have to cope with their concerns and mixed emotions as they deal with the loss of their nan and issues around the tenancy of the flat, which has also been Kelly’s home – something that will resonate with many in London!’
At a January preview at Norwich Arts Centre, Julian Swainson of Norwich Eye said, ‘The performers and writers have created a powerful and moving play that is relevant and personal. It draws you into a complex family relationship that many of us will find familiar with…MUCK is pure class!’
MUCK is the creation of FenCity Players, a new London/East of England theatre company committed to making socially significant work.
MUCK by FenCity Players
Come What May Festival, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, London N4 3JP
12 May 2022 2.30pm; 13 May 7pm; 14 May 2.30pm and 8.30pm (60 mins)
£10, £15 Discounts are available when booking multiple Come What May Festival shows
020 7870 6876 https://parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/muck