Made in Britain at the Old Red Lion Theatre
Disenfranchised youth and the politics of protest are at the centre of Ella Carmen Greenhill’s new play Made in Britain which runs at the Old Red Lion Theatre in Islington from 6 to 11 January 2015, with an official opening on 7 January 2015.
Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, this two hander play looks into the disillusionment of today’s youth, echoing the frustration of a generation that feels it has been let down by the government and asking what they can do to make their voices heard. The cast will feature Sarah Bryan and James Rallison.
"Danny’s been told he can do anything if he follows his dreams but it’s a lie. Nina’s estranged father doesn’t recognise her. Fuelled by disillusionment with society, despair at being trapped in a poverty cycle and anger at being ignored, they end up at a G8 summit where they form an unlikely friendship. Armed with a can of petrol, some matches and some nagging doubts, the two youths must decide what it is they stand for and how they can make a difference."
Playwright Ella Carmen Greenhill is an alumni of the Royal Court Studio Writers’ group and her play 'A Deafening Silence' was shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize.