5 Kilo Sugar is a charmingly sweet story about a playwright, Gur Koren (Tom Slatter) who writes a play about a bizarre experience where his grandfather, from the afterlife, sends him on a quest. It all begins with a bag of sugar during World War Two and ends in modern day Tel- Aviv.
The cast is made up of both Israeli and British actors which works wonders in favour of this play. The Israeli accents are exaggerated, the mannerisms mirrored to the tee and the terminology thrown in for good measure. This also works hilariously with Grandpa Koren's stereotypical (to his generation) Eastern European Jew - spurting out Yiddish all over the place.
Tik-sho-ret is a theatre company that encourages collaborations through cultural and artistic exchanges and creates educational and community-based projects around themes of communication and co-existence.
5 Kilo Sugar plays the Etcetera Theatre in Camden until 1st August 2015 and then continue to play at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 7th-15th August 2015. Click here for more information and getting your tickets.
Cast: Production Team:
Tom Slatter Gur Koren Director Ariella Eshed
Shai Forester Headteacher, Beggar, Lighting Yaron Shyldkrot
Gadi Electric, Taxi Driver Producer Jordan Blackwood
Michal Banai Lee-My, Shimrit, Waitress Associate Producer Rachel Lee
Evelyn Barda, Prostitute
Spencer Cowan Yoad Riva