Trashed

by Noël Greig

by Noël Greig 2004 - 2005

Age Advice: 14+

Trashed is a play written for Theatre Centre by Noël Greig, the company toured this play to secondary schools between 2004 and 2005.

In this acclaimed tense and edgy contemporary drama four people struggle with the opposing forces of revenge and forgiveness, duty and individual freedom.

Two women meet in a litter-strewn park in London. Ruhela is a teenage British Muslim; Louisa is ‘white trash’ from Mississippi. When the planes tore into the Twin Towers their lives collided. This confrontation could be the last chance for a reconciliation with the past and with each other. They replay that Summer of 2001 in New York. Ruhela’s brother, Abs, has brought ‘shame’ on his family. Louisa’s own rejection of her son Mel (a New York firefighter), still haunts her.

Creative Team 2004

Writer: Noël Greig
Co-Director:  Noël Greig
Dramaturg & Co-Director: Michael Judge
Designer: Rachana Jadhav
Cast: Andrew Sykes, Anstey Thomas, Louise Mohammed and Rupi Lal
Movement Director: Lawrence Evans
Composer: Hettie Malcolmson
Lighting Designer: Ceri James
Dialect Coach: Jan Hayden-Rowles
Production & Company Stage Manager: Marijke Zwart

Creative Team 2005

Writer: Noël Greig
Co-Director: Rosamunde Hutt
Dramaturg & Co-Director: Michael Judge
Designer: Rachana Jadhav
Cast: Bobby Dosanjh, Hema Mangoo, Maggie O’Brien and Tony Steele
Movement Director: Lawrence Evans
Composer: Hettie Malcolmson
Lighting Designer: Ceri James
Dialect Coach: Richard Ryder
Production & Company Stage Manager: Marijke Zwart

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

"I think the way Noël’s play brings together such ostensibly polarised points in such a sensitive and yet deeply political way is remarkable, timely and necessary. For me the play is about empathy and the difficulties and possibilities of this."

Ben Payne, Associate Director, Birmingham Rep

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