This sensitive yet hard-hitting story has already generated quite the buzz. It is the first play written by Peckham born playwright Diana Nneka Atuona, and it earned her the prestigious Alfred Fagon Award. Then Liberian Girl was performed as part of the recent Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, to an audience including chairs Angelina Jolie and William Hague and a selection of campaigners and survivors.
"This particular play deals with young women and how they experience civil war – I tried to be honest without depressing the audience too much.", Atuona explains.
She was part of the Royal Court's Peckham Writers Group, which seeks to stage plays in alternative spaces, and after its stint at The Royal Court's intimate upstairs Jerwood theatre, Liberian Girl will transfer to Peckham hotspot The Bussey Building then on to Tottenham's Bernie Grant Arts Cafe.
|What||Liberian Girl, Royal Court|
Royal Court Theatre
Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS | MAP
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07 Jan 15 – 31 Jan 15, 7:45 PM – 10:00 PM
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