Conceived and Directed by Cora Bissett
Text by Stef Smith
This Olivier Award winning production begins on a bus where audience members accompany young Mary and her ‘Auntie’ to Mary’s new home. Having just arrived from Nigeria, Mary hopes to learn English and find a good job.
Staged in an Aberdeen apartment, the audience experiences immersive site-specific theatre at its most potent, trapped in the apartment Mary has been brought to and witnessing how her hopes of a new life are suddenly destroyed as she is brutally forced into captivity and the world of sex trafficking.
With remarkable performances of “shattering intensity” (Evening Standard), Roadkill has sold-out in Glasgow, Paris, London, Chicago, New York and Edinburgh, where it was the only production in Edinburgh Festival Fringe history to win every major theatre award. Roadkill is inspired by a true story of sex trafficking in modern day Scotland.
Roadkill was originally produced by Ankur Productions, The Traverse Theatre, TheTron and Pachamama in 2010.
Roadkill contains strong language and adult themes. Recommended for audiences aged 16+
Parts of the play take place in an apartment in Aberdeen. A bus will leave from the Lemon Tree at the time stated.
Saturday 05 October
Saw this last night. The most outstanding piece of theatre I've ever witnessed. Traumatised, upsetting but boundless and uplifting. 3 outstanding performances from exceptional actors. Nicky Elliot could be Scotland's next big thing. Amazing all round.