LONDON – This August, Announcement Productions is set to present Actually at Trafalgar Studios, the first Anna Ziegler play presented in London since the award-winning Photograph 51 in 2015.
Directed by Oscar Toeman, Actually explores race, truth and sexual consent with a narrative centring on university students Amber (Yasmin Paige) and Tom (Simon Manyonda) when they hook up at a party and spend the night together. They may have agreed on the drinking, and agreed on the attraction, but as for what happened between them, well, that remains a mystery.
Actually delves into issues of consent and its related grey areas through the lens of conflicting accounts of a college hook up. Actually boldly delves into the messiest of intersectional complexities of race, religion and gender, controversially picking at our individual biases and internalised prejudices, particularly relevant in the wake of the explosive #MeToo movement, sexual scandals, and countless ‘he said, she said’ cases of sexual consent.
Actually plays at Trafalgar Studios from 6th to 31st August 2019. For more information and tickets, visit their website here