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World premiere of Dialektikon comes to Park Theatre

Dialektikon

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

EX NIHILO Theatre Group in association with Park Theatre are presenting the world premiere of Dialektikon. Written by Jacky Ivimy, it runs in Park90 from December 6 to December 29, 2018.

Dialektikon is described as a deliciously dark ‘down-the-rabbit-hole’ tale of a young woman on a journey to find herself, her courage and hope for a world in danger.

As a dragon roars, Miranda wakes in Moloch’s kingdom of greed, war and destruction. Led by a mysterious spirit guide, warned by great voices from the past, seduced by Moloch’s wily Servant, how will she find a way out?

Dialektikon is directed by Adébayo Bolaji and stars Mary Nyambura (as Miranda), Sabina Cameron, Benjamin Victor, Robert Lightfoot, Rhys Anderson, Russell Anthony, Minal Patel and Adrian Decosta.

Mary Nyambura’s (pictured below) theatre credits include Four Corners One Heart (Theatre 503) and TYPT 12 (Talawa Theatre Company). She has also appeared on television in Teachers and Top Girl.

Sabina Cameron plays Ayida Wedo, the spirit guide. Her theatre credits include Taking The Rap (Southwark Playhouse), Expensive Shit (Traverse Theatre) and Steering Through Stars (UK Tour). Her television work includes Summer of Rockets, The Bill, Shoot The Messenger and Waking The Dead.

Benjamin Victor, who is an actor and a writer, plays The Servant. Most recently, he performed to critical acclaim as Igor Stravinsky in Opera di Firenze’s production of L’Histoire du Soldat in Florence. His other credits include Lord Of The Flies (Greenwich Theatre), Mr Kolpert (Lion & Unicorn Theatre), The Collector (The Space) and The Seagull (Camden People’s Theatre).

Robert Lightfoot plays Allen Ginsberg. His theatre credits include Alice’s Adventures Underground (Les Enfants Terribles), 2 Complicated (Punchline Theatre) and Of Mice and Men (Tin Shed Theatre Company).

Rhys Anderson plays R.D. Laing. Anderson trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2018. His credits whilst training include The Caucasian Chalk Circle, The Sound and the Fury, Her Naked Skin, Julius Caesar and Uncle Vanya. Dialektikon marks his professional stage debut.

Mary Nyambura as 'Miranda'

Russell Anthony plays Herbert Marcuse. His theatre credits include Quiz (Noël Coward Theatre), Hay Fever, Pygmalion and The Ladykillers (Theatre Royal Windsor), An Ideal Husband, Pools Paradise and The Importance of Being Earnest (Manor Pavilion Theatre Sidmouth), The Full Monty (Noël Coward Theatre and UK tours), Romeo & Juliet (Antic Disposition, tour) and We Have To Tell Jacob (Southwark Playhouse).

Minal Patel plays Gregory Bateson. His theatre credits include As You Like It (Southwark Playhouse), The Three Musketeers (Barbershopera), Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Queen and I (Arcola Theatre) and Aspects of Love (Hope Theatre Manchester).

Completing the cast is Adrian Decosta, who plays Stokely Carmichael. Decosta’s theatre credits include Duwayne (New Vic Productions, UK Tour), Nation (National Theatre), Ma Vie En Rose (Young Vic), and The Taming of the Shrew and The Merchant of Venice (RSC).

Dialektikon is suitable for ages 12+.

Tickets: Previews £14.50, Standard £18, Concessions £16.50, Child (Under 16) £13, Young Patrons (December 6 – 13) £10, Groups – buy 10 tickets, get the 11th free. To book, call the box office on 020 7870 6876 or visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Monday to Saturday (excluding December 24) at 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3.15pm.

Also in Park90: Bullet Hole, which explores the relationship between three Black, British born women who are survivors of Female Genital Mutilation (until October 27) and A Pupil, a new play by Evening Standard Award nominated writer Jesse Briton (October 31 to November 24, 2018).