Part of AlchemyThursday 12 April 2012 -
Sunday 22 April 2012
Looking for Kool is a journey of one woman's life and the heavy price of war through the secret labyrinth of one of Southbank Centre's underground spaces.
Having witnessed her world turned upside down, Mrs U has retreated to her underground bunker, The Coconut Grove. She has survived war on her wits and on kool, the stew that gave comfort during famine, crisis and bound her community for generations. Kool now connects her to the past and to her family scattered around the world.
Confronting her death, she hijacks some war tourists, taking them on a journey. She recounts the beauty of her bittersweet life, her guilt and loss. In return they must fulfil an agonising request.
Recommended for groups with children aged 12 and upwards.
This performance takes place in Southbank Centre's Boiler Room. Due to the nature of these tours not all areas may be accessed via a step-free route. For more details please ask one of our Ticket Office staff.
Meet in Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall at 7pm for evening performances and 3pm for matinee performances.
Friday 20 April, Level 3 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, 5.30pm - Free. Join Rani Moorthy and guest speakers including international human rights campaigner Paul Murphy MEP, international co-ordinator of Tamil Solidarity TU Senan and Frances Harrison, former BBC correspondent in Sri Lanka.
Duration - approximately one hour.