'These cities were built by Kings, now they are crawling with the fallen. Let's build a fort for our own protection.'
The British Council and Mind Adventures presents 'Better Than Ever Before' co-written and directed by Associate Artistic Director, Mind Adventures - Arun Welandawe-Prematilleke and Northern Irish theatre artist Alice Malseed.
The British Council Sri Lanka alongside the Arts Council of Northern Ireland have worked together to bring these two artists, both graduates of Goldsmiths College, together to create a play that examines the realities of contemporary Sri Lanka and Belfast.
Loosely adapted from Irish mythology and the Mahavamsa, the play will use our histories as a springboard to examine young people living in post-conflict cities and their disconnect from the world around them. Set around a multi-storey apartment complex, the denizens in and around the building will each lend a window into their lives as Kings and Queens of their own private kingdoms.
Better Than Ever Before is Mind Adventure’s final show as part of the Artists in Residence programme with the British Council.