First Performance 05/05/2009
Closing 24/05/2009
Running Time 2h35

The Frontline sees God, strip bars, weed, crack, lost old men, unemployed actors and vegans all collide in a riptide of chaos on the streets of London.

Set on a Saturday night outside Camden tube, The Frontline introduces audiences to a multitude of vibrant characters from contemporary London; Beth the reformed Christian, Erkenwald the hot-dog seller, old Ragdale on a quest to find his daughter, Mordechai Thurrock the actor-playwright and egomaniac, and Cockburn, Elliot and Clayton the dealers and junkies whose trade both sustains and destroys the lives of those around them.

A darkly comic play first staged at Shakespeare’s Globe in 2008, The Frontline features a dozen private stories, their voices giving utterance to a storm of subjects and feelings; pop culture and sexual fantasy, the ruins of empire and the delusions of religion, foreign oil and prehistoric London.

The Frontline writer Ché Walker saw his first work, Been So Long, premiere at the Royal Court in 1998. His other works include Mashup!, A Passion For Mayhem and Flesh Wound, the latter being performed at the Royal Court in 2003.

The Frontline contains strong language and strong content.

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