Eclipsed, Gate Theatre
It’s best to work with the system, and right now -the system is war.
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”.
Written by Danai Gurira.
Directed by Caroline Byrne, The Gate's Associate Director.
Eclipsed is part of the Freedom Burning Season.
Buy both shows, The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco and Eclipsed for only £30.
When the revolution is over, when the smoke clears, when the dust settles – what then? Freedom Burning – a season of two shows that look at how human beings try to achieve liberty.
Info: Eclipsed is at the Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3HQ from 23 Apr - 16 May, 2015 | Book tickets