Tarek Iskander has announced his first season as artistic director at Battersea Arts Centre, which features work by Lucy McCormick and Javaad Alipoor.
The season includes the London premieres of Alipoor’s Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran and McCormick’s Life: Live!.
There will also be the world premieres of Belgian performer Thibault Delférière’s The Spirit and Autoreverse, by Florencia Cordeu and Omar Elerian.
As part of the season, site-specific theatre company Dreamthinkspeak and learning-disabled theatre company Access All Areas will present the first phase of a new work-in-progress called unReal city.
Other highlights include the London premiere of Adam Lazarus’ Daughter, exploring toxic masculinity, Coletiva Ocupação’s When It Breaks It Burns, which retells high school occupations in Brazil in 2015 and 2016, and Samira Elagoz’s exploration of femininity Cock, Cock…Who’s There?
Iskander said: “While developing and curating the season, we had a simple idea that we kept coming back to: Connections Matter.
“Divisions in the UK are becoming so entrenched, it feels like the ideal time to reach out… across boundaries, across borders, across opinions and across ideologies.
“I’m immensely proud to have collaborated with Battersea Arts Centre’s committed team of producers and programmers to present Going Global, a season full of remarkable international performers making their London debuts, complemented by brilliant UK artists grappling with global themes.”
Season at a glance:
February 3 to 22, 2020, with press night on February 5
February 7 to 8, 2020
February 19 to 29, 2020, with press night on February 21
February 27 to March 14, 2020 with press night on February 27
March 2 to 28, 2020
Directed by Ann-Marie Kerr
March 3 to 28, 2020, with press night on March 5
March 30 to April 9, 2020
April 14 to May 2, 2020, with press night on April 16
April 14 to May 2, 2020, with press night on April 14
May 5 to 7, 2020, with press night on May 6
May 19 to May 30, with press night on May 21
May 4 to 9, 2020, with press night on May 4