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With a Little Bit of Luck by Sabrina Mahfouz
Thursday, 5 May 2016 - 8:00pm
‘I want to be iconic. I want to be beautiful, reckless, feared, hated, ahead of the times. I want to be different, I want to be dangerous…’
London, 2001. Raves. Revision. Re-election. Nadia is swept up in one hot summer’s night of love that promises endless possibilities. Drinking, dancing, hope, ambition, lust, greed… and decisions that will determine the rest of her life.
Rhythmically underscored by a live mix of old school UK Garage, award-winning writer Sabrina Mahfouz explores the legacy of a cultural movement that defined the hopes of a generation.
London, 2015. Re-wind.
WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK is a new theatrical experience - part play, part musical, part gig. Theatre you can dance to.
An actor plays multiple characters to tell Nadia’s story. With her on stage are a musician and a singer and together they underscore the entire show, mixing moments of the story with the lyrics and music of dance floor filling UK garage hits. A play re-mixed by a garage DJ.
WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK captures the euphoria of the summer of 2001, a halcyon time before 9/11 when New Labour promised glorious futures for young people in Cool Britannia and a new genre of music sprang up in the nightclubs of London to capture hearts and minds.
Originally commissioned for a festival audience, WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK premiered to standing ovations and dancing in the aisles at The Latitude Festival 2015.
Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays. They commission and produce the best playwrights and tour their plays far and wide.
“The lifeblood of the UK’s theatre ecosystem” The Guardian
Paines Plough was formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter in the Plough pub. Since then they’ve produced more than 130 new productions by world renowned playwrights like Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly
and Mike Bartlett.
“That noble company Paines Plough, de facto national theatre of new writing” The Daily Telegraph
“I think some theatre just saved my life” @kate_clement on Twitter
WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK comes to The Continental on Thursday 5th May 2016.
TICKETS: £10/£6 concs
Content rating: Strong
Running Time: 60 minutes, no interval
Receive 20% discount when purchasing 10+ tickets.
Call They Eat Culture for more information or to make a booking - 01772499207
And in person from The Continental's bar (01772 499 425)
“Fist-pumping euphoria… one of the highlights of Latitude’s sun-stroked 10th anniversary festival… crackle[s] with a rare and unexpected life.” The Stage
“Gorgeous genremelding music and theatre.” Exeunt
“Highlights of the myriad events on offer included Sabrina Mahfouz’s With a Little bit of Luck… the crowd dancing, singing and cheering the whole show.” Whatsonstage.com
“The same fizzing energy of the best club nights…marks Mahfouz out as a unique theatrical voice.” The Public Reviews