London

Brexit Stage Left

For the first time the genre of the ‘tourist guide’ has been applied to theatre.

The result is a journey through the modern temples of the actual, material culture, where the community is truly alive.

At the same time theatres are architectural structures that are able to disclose traces of old civilizations, wonderful locations to spend an evening and let ourselves be shown the very essence of life in the city, thanks to their history and their shows.

But the show ends, life goes on… and we will be ready to recommend you clubs and excellent restaurants.

Once again, the theatre and the city: a dynamic continuum strongly connected with the era and with the urban pattern where it is located.

This is what one can feel in theatres worldwide.

How many times visiting a European capital have you wondered: «Where are the theatres?», «Which shows would I like best?», «Which actors?».

At this point stay in your hotel or read our tourist guide.

This collection has been designed and realized together with Andrea Porcheddu and will show us around all over the world: New York, Berlin, London, Tunis, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Prague…

Welcome to London!

A lively and curious city, that has met Brexit in the last few years, utopia becomes reality; this is an edgy as well as big theatrical city which is moving through different genre: musical, contemporary drama, opera and stand-up comedy.

Welcome to London, but also Manchester, Stratford-upon-Avon and Edimburgh for people who love not only theatre, but also out door trips.

To accompany the text, there is a brief London theatre history by Penelope Woods.

Margherita Laera

Margherita Laera is a Senior Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury, Uk.

Her research focuses on European theatre, adaptation and translation for the stage.

She is the author of Theatre Translation (Red Globe Press, 2019) and Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Peter Lang, 2013), and the editor of Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Margherita is also theatre translator and a freelance journalist writing about theatre and culture for Italian publications.

She is a London correspondent for the theatre magazine Hystrio.

Bojana Janković

Bojana Janković is a performance artist and writer.

As co-founder of There There, she creates performances and installations exploring national and immigrant identity, and engages in audience development, focused on Eastern European communities.

She co-founded Critical Interruptions, a project exploring critical responses to performance and Live Art and leads Persons of Interest, a professional development programme for young writers organised by the Serbian Association of Theatre Critics.

Bojana's work has been presented and published in Serbia, the Uk, and internationally.