Roadkill wins award at 2012 Oliviers
Congratulations to Theatre Royal Stratford East in association with the Barbican; Pachamama Productions and Traverse Theatre for winning the 2012 Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre’ for Roadkill.
Artistic Director, Kerry Michael says, “We are delighted to have to have received this award that recognises the quality and relevance of this work that Stratford East is presenting and I’m really pleased that the actors who were outstanding in this production have been recognised as well as the creative team especially Cora Bissett who conceived and directed the project. It is also a fantastic celebration of our partnership with Barbican. Theatre Royal Stratford East is committed to developing new work political work that gives a voice to those rarely heard.”
Roadkill took audiences by minibus from Theatre Royal Stratford East to a house in a secret location in East London. Once inside this seemingly innocent house audiences witnessed a powerful, and terrifying story of sex trafficking today. Combining chilling performances with video and animation the show revealed the brutal and hidden truth behind the newspaper headlines.
Roadkill was presented by Stratford East in association with the Barbican from 28 October – 20 November 2011. Previous runs sold out in Paris and Edinburgh.