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Evolution 2020: Evolution Lab: Don’t Kill Kola & In Love & Loyalty

13 - 14 Feb 2020
Running time
2 x 30min shows separated by a 20min interval

Inspired by the reframed and reclaimed classic plays in Rachel O’Riordan’s first season as the Lyric’s Artistic Director, the Evolution Lab invites four emerging directors to collaborate with design students from the BA Theatre Design course at Wimbledon College of Arts UAL to re-imagine classic texts.

See a double-bill of reimagined plays by directors TD Moyo and Diane Page on the 13 or 14 Feb starting at 7pm.

Don’t Kill Kola
A reimagining of Fugard’s Sizwe Banzi is Dead
Directed by TD Moyo
Designed by Elena Catangiu

Two men.South Africa, South London. Black skin. A woman in the moonlight.
Kola and Tafadzwa sitting in a tree, wishing on a dream and some money they need.

In Love and Loyalty
A reimagining of Sophocles’ Electra
Directed by Diane Page
Designed by Melissa Sallabanks-Blissett
On the day of her father’s remembrance service , this is the story of one woman’s revenge against her mother, in the frame of a world where toxic masculinity sets the parameters for justice.

Click here to view the full Evolution 2020 timetable.