Images: The Pulverised

Images: The Pulverised

Following an explosive premiere at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, Alexandra Badea’s The Pulverised arrives in the UK with a new English translation at the Arcola Theatre this May.

The Pulverised stars Rebecca Boey, Richard Corgan, Solomon Israel and Kate Miles, with Andy Sava’s directing. For more information, see the accompanying news article.

Rehearsals have taken place at the Arcola Theatre throughout April – the accompanying images courtesy of Dashti Jahfar indicated a piece of intensity and energy, a show where the four actors were pushing the work  to its limits in every direction.

I caught a glimpse of the rehearsal process and interviewed director Andy Sava, who commented:

The Pulverised looks at the evolution of international corporations and how they’ve normalised and standardised the world . The characters are stranded in this multi-national space; wherever they land they are equally challenged by the circumstances. They are exploring traumatic memories, trying to find out exactly how it all started, what occurred as the story transforms. They start off as casualties and begin to come back. It’s definitely very layered!”

See below some production images courtesy of Dashti Jahfar:

The Pulverised plays the Arcola Theatre until 27 May. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.