A unique multilingual journey into Brexit and its impact on our personal lives – back to London in July and August!
Julia Messina, Victor Ciri, Dyanne White
English, italiano, français
Where and When
Official debut at Clapham Fringe, London 1 & 2 October 2021
Audience age recommendation
Half play half documentary, Mrs Green is a unique multilingual journey into the political, economic, social and human implications of Brexit. The show aims at exploring this crucial event in recent European history from as objective and neutral a perspective as humanly possible.
In three languages intertwined (English, français, italiano) but you don’t need to know or speak all of them to follow the story and understand!
The plot: London. Mrs Green finds a green suitcase in the flat she used to rent to Isabella, an Italian girl at the LAMDA drama school. She gets in touch with her. But is the suitcase Isabella’s or Jacques’, the young French intern in a bank Isabella used to date?
The show premiered in the UK in October 2021 at Clapham Fringe and Watford Fringe to an enthusiastic audience response and good critical reviews. It then went on to sold-out shows in Rome, Italy, in December 2021 at the Teatro Sophia, in Bristol in February 2022 at the Alma Theatre and in London at The Hope Theatre in Islington, 27/28 February 2022.
This new play by Teatro Multilingue continues our work with theatre and languages – the special format we have created makes it possible for the audience to follow the story and enjoy the play without knowing or speaking all the languages involved. The constructed barriers between native and foreign language are down and the surprising (and quite natural, too!) effect of multilingualism comes to life by adding more meaning to what happens on stage, in this case Brexit and its impact.
Check out what people have said and come see for yourself.
Mrs Green is loosely based on the short film by the same name released in February 2021, which has been defined “a visual metaphor for a nation struggling with an identity.” It has been a finalist for Best Short Film at “London Shorts” and a semi-finalist at the “Stockholm City Film Festival.” The short film was the second episode in the #Europe21 trilogy, a trilogy of short films shot in a theatre and whose main objective was to try to answer the question: what does being European mean today?
2021/22 FALL WINTER TOUR
October 1 & October 2: Clapham Fringe (London, UK)
October 3: Watford Fringe (Watford, UK)
December 11 & 12: Teatro Sophia (Roma, Italy) – SOLD OUT
February 19: The Alma Theatre (Bristol, UK) – SOLD OUT
February 27/28: The Hope Theatre (London, UK)