Coming to the Blue Elephant Theatre on Sunday
Some superpowers in the making
Dates and Venues
14 – 16 June – Harrogate Theatre
19 – 23 June – Ovalhouse
29 June & 1 July – Blue Elephant Theatre
Regina Rump is on the rampage! A trio of masked vigilantes send Croydon’s crime rate plummeting. They’ve run away from their war-torn homes and are just trying to help. But Regina’s not happy about it.
She orders her media outlet “ Rump News ” to unmask the trio and get them off the streets. Are they terrorists? Criminals? Either way, she thinks they are a threat to British identity.
Then a freak accident at the Gatwick deportation centre gives the trio powers beyond their wildest dreams. Suddenly they must learn to control them and convince a sceptical public of their good intentions in the face of a hostile media. Can three teenage refugees really become the saviours of a doomed nation?
The Croydon Avengers is inspired by our Superheroes:South of the River project that involved young refugees. The play’s unique style blends comic book visuals with action-packed martial arts to tell a funny, powerful story of terrorist threats, heroism and true friendship in an England that seems frightened of anyone who’s different.
Audience Comments from our workshop production
“It will get [young people] thinking about the role of the media in the way people view each other and issues surrounding race, homophobia, and Islamophobia.” Teacher .
“ funny, irreverent and fast-moving.”
“I love that it’s made up of mainly women and shows minority groups as heroes.”
A sneak peak at images from The Croydon Avengers Comic, illustrated by Shane Melisse
To learn more about our research and development rehearsal process – check out our social media or our “Behind the Mask” section of our website.