Jez Butterworth's MOJO Opens at the White Bear Theatre, Sept. 2-21
Savagely funny but equally poignant, Mojo takes us back to a Soho club in the Rock and Roll 50's where a bunch of gangster wanna-be's must confront reality with the untimely death of their employer- Ezra. As the drugs and paranoia take hold; the bins with the body brought in and the toffee apples purchased, Ezra's Atlantic becomes a castle under siege and a pressure cooker of deceit, power grabbing and fear. Butterworth uses this 'wonderful collision of rock and roll and desperate, damaged characters to present a story which is darkly comic but contained within his visceral dialogue is an unflinching commentary on the nature of a patriarchal society and the desperate lengths that many go to disguise their pain and feelings.
One Fell Swoop Productions is a new theatre company with a desire to produce theatre which engages with the public in a visceral and profound way whilst supporting charities which promote social growth. For more informtion, visit www.1fellswoop.co.uk.
The charity for this production is BeatBullying: www.beatbullying.org
MOJO will run from September 2nd- 21st. Performances will be Tuesday to Saturday 730pm and Sundays 6pm at The White Bear Theatre (138 Kennington Park Rd, London SE11 4DJ).