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Gone Too Far



Nigeria, England, America, Jamaica; are you proud of where you’re from? Dark skinned, light skinned, afro, weaves, who are your true brothers and sisters? When two brothers from different continents go down the street to buy a pint of milk, they lift the lid on a disunited nation where everyone wants to be an individual but no one wants to stand out from the crowd. A debut work produced at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2007 as part of its Young Writers Festival, Gone Too Far! is a comic and astute play about identity, history and culture. portraying a world where respect is always demanded but rarely freely given. Set on a London housing estate it depicts the experience of young multicultural Londoners and the issues of identity and culture that both unite and divide the characters. Gone Too Far! premiered at the Royal Court Theatre as part of its Young Writers Festival on 2 February 2007. It was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, 2008.

Character Breakdown

Yemi (M, Black, 16)
Ikudayisi (M, Black, 18)
Shopkeeper (Muslim)
Armani (M, 15, Mixed-race)
Paris (F, 16)
Old Lady
Razer (M, 17)
Flamer (M, light skinner, 17)
Blazer (M, Black, 18)
Police Officers

Teacher Notes

Several very good 2 and 3 character scenes across all ages and genders. This is a continuous action ensemble piece. Highly recommend.