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.

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Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier

by  Somalia Seaton

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Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f, 3m or f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

'This is our England.'
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.
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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

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3m, 2f, 3m or f
Aisha (Black British, F, 17)
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)
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Cast Attributes

  • Role(s) for Asian Actor(s)
  • Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
  • Ensemble cast
  • Multicultural casting

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Authors

Somalia Seaton

Somalia Seaton

The Other Place, Royal Shakespeare Company

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