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RSC announces Making Mischief Festival

The new work festival will run at newly opened The Other Place

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Tanya Moodie in Joanna
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The RSC's month-long festival of new work, Making Mischief, will feature two new plays as part of its run at The Other Place.

Somalia Seaton's RSC debut is Fall of the Kingdom, Rise of the Foot Soldier, which looks at cultural tensions in modern England. It follows a student who forces her teacher to confront uncomfortable truths underneath the veneer of community cohesion and will be directed by Nadia Latif.

Always Orange is Fraser Grace's new play which is set in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in central London. The tragicomedy will be directed by Donnacadh O'Briain. Grace's play Breakfast with Mugabe won the John Whiting Best Play Award in 2006 and had West End and New York runs.

Alice Birch returns with Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, which runs at Stratford-upon-Avon before heading to Edinburgh and London.

The RSC's deputy artistic director Erica Whyman directs the play, which examines language, behaviour and forces which shape women in the 21st century.

Clean Break's one-woman show Joanne performed by Tanya Moodie will also run at Making Mischief. The play looks at the presures on our public services and is written by five writers: Deborah Bruce, Theresa Ikoko, Laura Lomas, Chono Odimba and Ursula Rani Sarma. Roisin McBrinn directs.

Making Mischief festival runs from 27 July to 27 August.

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