19 – 23 NOV
Exciting playwrights respond to the current political situation with short, sharp pieces of work. This critically-acclaimed project returns to the Young Vic for the second year running for 5 dates only.
Capitalism is Crisis
by Tim Price
Two worlds collide when a banker discovers the power of Occupy and an activist discovers the power of money.
by Kieran Hurley
Submerged by daily pressures, a politician reflects on how tough decisions are made when the stakes are high.
by Neil LaBute
Three middle-aged white guys come up with controversial way to solve America’s problems – off the record.
Church Forced To Put Up Gates After Font Is Used As Wash Basin By Migrants
by Mark Thomas
A darkly humorous tale of a right-wing newspaper owner who finds himself in a compromising position when some disgruntled readers decide to pay him a visit.
by Clara Brennan
A father and daughter square off over Page Three and the English Defence League as their wildly different reactions to austerity are revealed.
BRAND NEW ANCIENTS
3 Jan 2014
The gods are in the betting shops, the gods are in the cafe,
The gods can’t afford the deposit on their flat…
Winged sandals tearing up the pavement,
Me, you, everyone, brand new ancients.
Poet and spoken word artist Kate Tempest tells an everyday epic over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think.
This year, Brand New Ancients was awarded the Ted Hughes Prize for innovation in poetry as well as the Herald Angel Award at Edinburgh Fringe.
★ ★ ★ ★
‘A genuinely galvanizing presence.’
The Guardian on Kate Tempest
★ ★ ★ ★
‘A truly fresh and compelling voice.’
Evening Standard on Kate Tempest
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