Hope Has a Happy Meal (NHB Modern Plays)

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Hope Has a Happy Meal (NHB Modern Plays)

Hope Has a Happy Meal (NHB Modern Plays)

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By the time Hope arrives at her ultimate destination with what her sister Lor describes as her “ticking time-bomb of chaotic shit”, the script is running on empty.

Sign up to unlock our digital magazines and also receive the latest news, events, offers and partner promotions. However, the play loses momentum when the group reaches the now-defunct commune, meeting Hope’s sister, Lor (Amaka Okafor). Naomi Dawson’s set design uses height to separate spaces and it is incredibly effective, providing flexible building blocks for their creative collaborators to play with. But in the People's Republic of Koka Kola – a world of dwindling resources, corruption and corporate giants – what happens to Hope? The People’s Republic of Koka Kola is a dystopian capitalist cess pit – a country which used to be a democracy and is now dominated by the most powerful brands representing the most extreme form of capitalism.The second half is a skip through the months living together in the commune, dealing with humorous practicalities of keeping a hostage in the basement (someone’s got to empty the bucket), and watching Hope rekindle her frosty sisterly relationship with Lor. Hope is helped not only by Isla, but also by a random train passenger, a trucker and of course by Ali. When protagonist Hope lands at Nike International Airport after 24 years abroad, she knows everything has changed.

She dominates scenes in the most unsuspecting of ways, empathy and sincerity etched across her face. We don’t want to spoil anyone’s experience of a new play at the Royal Court and therefore we avoid giving too much away when promoting the play.

Hope begins atop the set, before descending into the moral, ethical and relationship depths of chaos on the ground level, finally ascending as she completes her journey. Not only that, Fletcher managed to feature a baby crying, frequently, without it irritating me; quite the feat! I also like the psychological insights, expressed perhaps most directly in the clown game show sequence, and the drunken episode when Hope and Lor get plastered.

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