Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier
by Somalia Seaton
Full Length Play, Drama / 3m, 2f, 3m or f
A racially-motivated attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the community.
In a country where protectionism masquerades as patriotism, a new national identity is being forged. Nostalgic notions of Englishness fracture as the rallying cries of a new generation are heard on the streets. In London, an attack on a student forces her teacher to confront the uncomfortable truth lurking beneath the veneer of community cohesion.
Somalia Seaton peels away the privileged ignorance of our middle-class to expose the deep wound of cultural tension cutting through modern England.
Reviews'When it hits, it hits hard...at its best, Seaton's play lays out the complexities of contemporary political views... a compelling piece of drama' The Stage
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
Casting3m, 2f, 3m or f
Archie (White English, M, 41)
Hawkins (White English, F, 39)
Shabz (Pakistani British, F, 40)
Chorus (A chorus of 3. Mixed ages. Various ethnicities. Should be played by an all female chorus or an all male chorus)
- Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
- Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
- Ensemble cast
- Multicultural casting