Theatre meets politics for real

Those of you of a creative disposition may be interested to know that the theatre company Supporting Wall have commissioned the first five plays of a new Parliament.

For those not familiar with them, Supporting Wall are a small but exciting company of players who have received rave reviews for their production Moonfleece, an exploration of the inner-city, urban-myth psychology of BNP activism.

In an exciting experiment in political theatre, all five plays will be written, cast and rehearsed within twenty-four hours of the polls closing. The one-off performance will be at 8pm on the 8th May at the New Players Theatre.

Those playwrights announced so far include:

  • Che Walker (The Frontline, Been So Long);
  • Rex Obano (Slaves);
  • Anders Lustgarten (A Day at the Racists);
  • Phil Willmott (director of Once Upon a Time at the Adephi)

Tickets are £10 each and are available online or by calling 020 7478 0135 (Soho Theatre)/08444 771 000 (TicketWeb). All profits will be donated to the Hansard Sociey.

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