Following its premiere at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, The Pulverised by Alexandra Badea arrives at the Arcola Theatre from the 2nd May.
Casting for this new English translation directed by Andy Sava includes: Rebecca Boey, Richard Corgan, Solomon Israel and Kate Miles.
A quality assurance officer from France, a call centre manager from Senegal, a factory worker from China, and an engineer from Romania. Each leads a life apart, but all work round-the-clock for the same multinational corporation.
When work has no borders, what’s the cost? Alexandra Badea‘s captivating drama is a powerful and disturbing portrait of globalisation and its far-reaching effects on our lives.
Talking about the production Andy Sava said: “The Pulverised is an urgent tale about multinational corporations, and how they have changed our lives through eroding all borders and boundaries. The play tracks the journey of a character who is following the sun, on a round-the-world business trip – it reveals how extremely close and how intimately connected we are, from Shanghai’s factories to Bucharest’s “silicone valley”. Through the storms of market head winds, the personal dramas of failed performance targets, love stories, despair and death, The Pulverised gives us a full throttle unadulterated encounter with our present day working lives.”
The play has been translated by Lucy Phelps and includes set and costume designs by Nicolai Hart-Hansen, sound and videos by Ashley Ogden and lighting by Tom Smith.
The Pulverised will play at the Arcola Theatre from the 2nd to the 27th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: https://www.arcolatheatre.com/event/the-pulverised/