Ahead of Alexandra Badea’s The Pulverised arriving at the Arcola Theatre from the 2nd May, rehearsal images have been released…
Following on from its premiere at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, The Pulverised arrives in the UK with a new English translation by Lucy Phelps.
A quality assurance officer from France, a call centre manager from Senegal, a factory worker from China, and an engineer from Romania – in four corners of the world, they are all engaged in one struggle: the multinational conglomerate they work for is trying to engulf their every waking moment. The Pulverised is a vital new play about escaping the rat race, overcoming distances and discovering new life.
Directed by Andy Sava, the cast for the production will include Rebecca Boey (Sugar Coated Bullets of the Bourgeoisie, Arcola Theatre), Richard Corgan (Growth, Love Lies & Taxidermy), Solomon Israel (Dutchman, Young Vic; I Know All The Secrets In My World) and Kate Miles (The Grouch, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Troilus and Cressida, RSC).
Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production includes set and costume designs by Nicolai Hart-Hansen, sound and video design by Ashley Ogden and lighting by Tom Smith.
Alexandra Badea’s The Pulverised is an intimate and urgent story about globalisation’s far-reaching grip on our working lives.
Talking about the play Alexandra Badea 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.”
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/