It’s club night and the tracks are spinning. Two headliners crossfade between stories of love, sex, and losing their creative spark – set against a backdrop of precarious lives in urban London – as an ever-present DJ shapes their lives with banger after banger.
Cardboard Citizens presents this new play from Danusia Samal, who stars as Aria, alongside Darragh Hand as Clef and Duramaney Kamara as the DJ. Featuring original tracks inspired by early noughties and present-day R&B and Garage, Bangers follows the highs and lows of two strangers as they struggle with their own pasts, while hurtling towards each other’s futures.
All the while, the DJ continues to play, dropping samples and words of wisdom. After all, it’s not about the last track but the one coming next that counts.
Bangers comes to Soho Theatre’s Upstairs space for three weeks, following a four-week tour to community venues across London. Don’t miss this ‘mixtape play’ in the first production directed by Cardboard Citizens’ new Artistic Director, Chris Sonnex.
Originally commissioned by Soho Theatre
Co-Produced by Cardboard Citizens and Soho Theatre
Captioned performances are available for the duration of the run through Talking Birds’ Difference Engine. Captions are delivered to audience members’ own mobile devices via the Difference Engine app which can be downloaded for free here: https://differenceengine.talkingbirds.co.uk/audience/.
Performance BSL Interpreted by Jacqui Beckford Thu 30 Jun, 7.15pm