By Driss Krikes
Adapted by Patrick Conway
Directed by Marianne Badrichani
The new play by Moroccan journalist, writer and dramatist Driss Ksikes is translated from the French by Nicolas Rouget-Divet, adapted by Patrick Conway and directed by Marianne Badrichani.
A contemporary re-writing of the Oedipus complex about solitude, revolution and football. Moussa is a disillusioned ex-trade unionist, leaving prison. His son Ali spends all of his time on the internet. A battle of words and silence takes place, while the national football team plays a historic match.
Badrichani was chosen by the National Theatre Studio to develop an extract from The Match. This is the first full reading of the play, followed by a post-show Gate Debate with the artistic team. the Gate Theatre is proud to be part of this year's Nour Festival: The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's festival reflecting the best in contemporary art, film, literature, music and performance from the Middle East and North Africa. Click here to visit their website.
Friday 25 October 2013