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HATE (La Haine)

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Teunkie Van Der Sluijs, after Mathieu Kassovitz
Barbican London & Rozentheater Amsterdam
Studio Dubbelagent & Likeminds
Opening night
January 2012
Nominated for the Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, awarded runner-up

A mix of theatre, hiphop and (music) video that paints a portrait of those without jobs, without prospects, without futures. This English-spoken adaptation of French cult film La Haine, devised with a cast of three, relocates the drama of disenfranchisement and violence among inner city youths to contemporary London.

A background of large screens covered in elastic fabric allow the cast to step and out of video projections of news footage, mobile phone images, social media clips and music videos, painting a picture of characters who are always watched but never watched over.

David Beynon, Akwasi Ansah and Danny Rahim in HATE. Photo: Frans Friis.


Teunkie van der Sluijs, after Mathieu Kassovitz

stage & costume design
Frans Friis

lighting design
Floriaan Ganzevoort

video and sound design
Laurence Short

Danny Rahim
David Beynon
Akwasi Ansah


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