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The Frontline at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Published: Thursday 19th of June 2008

July 6th sees the world premiere of a play inspired by the dark side of contemporary London.

Billed as "a riptide of chaos on the streets of London", The Frontline by Ché Walker is a vibrant and blackly comic play from which a dozen private stories emerge covering subjects as diverse as pop culture, sexual fantasy, religion, empire and foreign oil.

The play follows a host of colourful characters such as Beth, the reformed Christian, Erkenwalk the hot-dog seller, Mordechai Thurrock the egomaniac actor-playwright and a group of dealers and junkies whose involvement in the world of drugs causes ripples throughout the lives of the people around them.

Ché Walker was the winner of the George Devine Award which recognises new playwrights and he is also a playwright for the Royal Court. Following his play Flesh Wound, Time Out magazine commented: "The brusque, bathetic poetry of back-street Camden is Walker's lingua franca. Flesh and blood and honour are his themes."

London Pass holders can enjoy the Globe Theatre Tour and Exhibition for free.

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