|Notting Hill Mayfest|
at the Gate Theatre
23rd April – 16th May
It’s best to work with the system, and right now -the system is war.
Written by Danai Gurira, and Directed by Caroline Byrne, The Gate’s Associate Director Eclipsed is part of the Freedom Burning Season.
2003, civil war is raging in Liberia. At a rebel army base four young women are doing their best to survive the conditions of the war.
Yet sometimes, the greatest threat comes not from the enemy’s guns, but from the brutality of those on your own side. With the arrival of a new girl, who can read, and an old one, who can kill, how might this transform the future of this hard-bitten sisterhood?
Funny, compassionate and daring, Eclipsed is as the Washington Post puts it, “a surprisingly vivacious portrait of helplessness”.
Tickets available from www.gatetheatre.co.uk.