mind adventures

an experimental theatre company set up in sri lanka in 1999.

theatre in february

a play by the iconic caryl churchill, whose diversity and power seldom fails to amaze…and who happens to be in my top 5 list.

directed by the man who was instrumental in opening my eyes to the power of theatre back when i were a wee nipper of 17.

starring one of me best mates.

the following is a press release from the british council.

‘Far Away’ – clever, witty and thought- provoking.

The British Council production of Caryl Churchill’s ‘Far Away’ is an
incredibly compelling piece of theatre, which is certain to excite and
provoke its audience. The play is set to go on the boards from 6-7 February
at the Punchi Theatre in Borella.

The play itself is a fantastic exercise in theatre – the language used by
the playwright almost borders on the ridiculous, while the dialogue has
been kept to the minimum. Clever, witty and definitely thought-provoking –
this show is a definite must-see for anyone with an interest in theatre.

The play is set against the backdrop of a stark reality and revolves around
three characters Harper, Joan and Todd. More than anything else, ‘Far Away’
is about the layers that make up any relationship and as the play develops,
we see how far the ties of family, friendship and love can withstand the
pressures of an uncertain world.

The director, William Scott Richards has a background in training actors at
the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) for over 12 years and directing in
UK Regional Theatres, the West End and for the BBC. He teaches
internationally and has worked as voice and text coach with The Royal
Shakespeare Company, National Theatre and with companies such as CandoCo
and DV8 Physical Theatre. Richards has previously worked in Sri Lanka in
the 1980’s and 1990’s on theatre projects with actors and teachers.

The cast for ‘Far Away’ comprises Anushka Pereira, Neluka Silva, Delon
Weerasinghe and the young and talented Razia Esufally who will be making
her debut on stage.

Tickets are now on sale at the British Council and the Punchi Theatre in
Borella.

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