Theatre News

Roy Alexander Weise directs new play by Nick Makoha in Fuel's new season

The producing company announces its raft of upcoming shows

Roy Alexander Weise
Roy Alexander Weise
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Producing company Fuel has announced new upcoming productions including an auto biographical play from poet Nick Makoha.

Roy Alexander Weise will direct The Dark which tells of Makoha's childhood escape from Idi Amin's Uganda in 1978. Two performers play multiple characters in the piece, which runs at the Tobacco Factory and Ovalhouse in London.

As part of 14-18 NOW, Sound&Fury will stage Charlie Ward, which tells the story of how hospitalised soldiers from the First World War were played Charlie Chaplin films.

Theatremaker Andy Smith's new piece Summit explores the effects of a global crisis on the world and tours the UK as well as running for two weeks at Shoreditch Town Hall.

The previously announced Touching the Void is co-produced by Fuel and is an adaptation of the hit 2003 film. Tom Morris directs David Greig's adaptation of the original bestselling book which tells the story of Joe Simpson and Simon Yates' nearly fatal climb of Siula Grande in 1985.

The company also announces a tour of America and Canada for Inua Ellams' Barber Shop Chronicles.