The Anglo-Ethiopian Society
Play - The Garbage King (for everyone aged 10+)
From Saturday 25th September 2010 to Sunday 31st October 2010
At the Unicorn Theatre, 147 Tooley Street, Southwark, London SE1 2HZ
No performances on Tuesdays or Mondays except Tuesday 28 September and Tuesday 26 October.
Performance times vary but most are at 1:30pm. There are only ten evening performances. More details of times and prices can be found here.
Previews (25-29 September) All tickets £7
For all other dates tickets are £16.50 Full Price, £10.50 Concessions and £7 School Groups
When Mamo meets Dani in a graveyard in Addis Ababa, he sees a spoiled little rich boy. To someone whoís been abandoned on the city streets and forced to flee child-traffickers, it seems that only a fool would run away from such a privileged life.
But the two runaways turn out to have more in common than they first imagine, and soon strike up an unlikely friendship. And when the struggle for survival draws them into a street gang, they rapidly find themselves entirely dependent on their ties to their gang-mates, and one another.
Inspired by the true stories of courageous African children growing up on the edge of destitution, the Unicorn follows its acclaimed adaptation of Siobhan Dowdís The London Eye Mystery with the world stage premiŤre of Elizabeth Lairdís hit novel. Live music and Jean Chanís Linbury-Prize winning set made from recycled and found objects combine in a striking production that brims with the sight and sounds of the Ethiopian capital city.
More information can be found on the Unicorn Theatre website.
Elizabeth Laird's novel, The Garbage King. is reviewed on our website.