Telling a tale of love between art and science, Discord of Discourse, which was first seen in Hong Kong in 2015, comes to Camden Fringe this August. Book your tickets now!
Written by Khairul Kamsani, the drama runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 5 to 10 August 2019.
Across the seemingly different universes of linguistic anthropology and quantum physics, Jean and Jean attempt to build a relationship. But will two people whose lives have their foundations in very different worlds be able to summon enough mutual empathy and understanding to make it work?
Kamsani’s play premiered at Singapore’s Aliwal Arts Centre in 2015, making its UK premiere three years later when, in 2018, it played at Faversham Fringe and Greenwich & Lewisham Young People’s Theatre. Having been revived for a production in Hong Kong earlier this year, co-produced by Kamsani’s Playcraft Studios and Kristina Pakhomova‘s KrisP. Productions, it now returns to the UK for Camden Fringe.
In addition to co-producing, Pakhomova also stars in Discord of Discourse. She previously performed in her own play Dark Room and Anvita Gupta‘s What’s Wrong with Me?. She’s joined in this production by Alexander Zorn.
Kamsani both writes and directs the production. His previous plays include sci-fi drama Human+, Fracture: The End, The Middle & The Beginning and Alan In Vunderland. He has also worked as Resident Assistant Director for many Singapore Repertory Theatre productions including Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, Hand to God, Constellations and A Peter Rabbit Tale.
When Discord of Discourse ran in Hong Kong earlier this year, it was described by HKELD as an “…original, thought-provoking and intelligent contemporary performance.”
The Tristan Bates Theatre has a packed summer of Camden Fringe shows. In addition to Discord of Discourse, it’s hosting satirical Shakespearean tale Boris Rex, dark romance The Geminus, refugee tale The Net and more.
Discord of Discourse runs at Tristan Bates Theatre, 1a Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP from 5 to 10 August 2019 with performances Monday to Saturday 9.15pm. Tickets are priced £12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
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