Theatre Uncut and Brand New Ancients announced

Two new shows have been announced this morning! Theatre Uncut returns to the Young Vic, and Kate Tempest’s Brand New Ancients plays for 1 night only.

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.

Pick One 
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.

The Wing 
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.

AncientsForwebsiteBRAND 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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