Theatre Uncut - 5 new short plays at Young Vic

Theatre Uncut returns to the Young Vic 'Maria Studio' for the second year running with five brand new short plays from 19 to 23 Nov 2013

In response to the question "Do we all get more right wing in hard times?" Theatre Uncut features a new play from comedian and political activist Mark Thomas, a dark satire from Theatre Uncut regular Neil LaBute, a devised piece by Rachel Chavkin from the TEAM, as well as new plays from rising stars Tim Price, Kieran Hurley and Clara Brennan.

Theatre Uncut is a model created to get people thinking, talking and taking action. The idea is simple: established and emerging playwrights are asked to write short plays in response to the current political climate. These scripts are then made available for anyone to download and perform anywhere.

This year Co-Artistic Directors Emma Callander and Hannah Price will direct.

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.

Amanda 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.

The Recipe by Rachel Chavkin. A recipe of theatrical provocations by Rachel Chavkin of the TEAM. Each night a different emerging company will devise and perform their version of The Recipe.

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