Cast set for new play Trade at Omnibus Theatre

Last Updated on 1 February 2022 by Showcall Editorial Team

New play Trade, about the sex-trafficking industry, is to run at Omnibus Theatre in London after transferring from the cancelled 2022 Vault Festival

Trade Omnibus Theatre
Trade has transferred from Vault Festival 2022 to Omnibus Theatre

Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ella Dorman-Gajic’s play, Trade, about the European sex-trafficking industry.

Directed by Maddy Corner, the cast is Tanya Cubric, Ojan Genc and Eleanor Roberts.

The production, originally scheduled for London’s 2022 Vault Festival before it was cancelled, will now run at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, London, from 15 to 19 February 2022.

It is one of 11 productions that have transferred from Vault Festival to Omnibus Theatre and are due to run in February and March. Other shows have transferred to other venues such as Pleasance Theatre in north London.

Trade was shortlisted for the 2020 Snoo Wilson Award and Slam Soaps New Writing Competition (out of 1,500 entries). It was developed at Drama Centre London and previously streamed online to an overwhelmingly positive response. All performances will also be captioned in English and Serbian.

Ten per cent of all ticket sales will go to Unseen, a leading UK charity fighting modern slavery. Today, over 20 million people are trafficked around the world, and 70% of those are female. This new play puts a brutal underground world centre stage.

A post-show discussion will take place on 19 February at 3.30pm, with Ella Dorman-Gajic, Tanya Cubric and two people from Unseen, Olivia Charlton and Eva Daly, who are from the support services team and work directly with survivors.

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