The Croydon Avengers

by Oladipo Agboluaje

Regina Rump is on the rampage! A trio of masked vigilantes send Croydon’s crime rate plummeting.

The Croydon Avengers is inspired by our Superheroes:
South of the River project that involved young refugees.

MAYA PRODUCTIONS, OVALHOUSE, AND HARROGATE THEATRE IN ASSOCIATION WITH LITTLEMIGHTY

14 June – 1 July 2018

The play, by award-winning writer Oladipo Agboluaje toured to:-

Harrogate theatre  14 – 16 June
Ovalhouse 19 – 23 June
Croydon schools – 26 – 28 June
Blue elephant theatre – 29 June – 1 July

 

The Croydon Avengers by Oladipo Agboluaje


The Croydon Avengers Story

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.

Illustrations from The Croydon Avengers Comic, by Shane Melisse.
See the full comic and engage in our online resources here:

Production Photos: Barnaby Aldrick

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Croydon Council and Teale Charitable Trust

To learn more about our research and development rehearsal process – check out our social media or our “Behind the Mask” section of our website.

Production Photos: Barnaby Aldrick
Videos by Three Blokes Production

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, by Croydon Council, Teale Charitable Trust and Newcomen Collett Foundation.  Partners include Counterpoints Arts, British Red Cross and English Touring Theatre.

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