50 Degrees Lost
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Director: Lucy Hirst
“I still exist, don’t I?”
Plymouth, 2020. Stranded somewhere between an ageing artist’s romanticised view of her past and a boat full of strangers fighting to take back control of their future, Acts of Resistance: 50º Lost is a tale of chaos in a sea of uncertainty. Bound by a common cause but divided by opinion, will this voyage stand for national pride or will it back a binary Britain?
New Perspectives, Mansfield
Director: Jayne Williams
“The first rule of Protest Club is, you do not stop talking about Protest Club...who's with me?”
An 82-year-old anarchist is rallying the troops for one last protest. With clipboard in hand and megaphone switched on, our passionate pensioner discovers that others don't necessarily share her enthusiasm to get up and stand up for their rights. Does protest make a difference? Can we even be bothered? When does protest turn into rebellion? If Mansfield finds its voice, will the rest of Britain listen, or should we travel to the capital to be heard?
Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
Director: Jon Randall
“For our children’s children’s children’s children’s children”
In 2020, set against a backdrop of increased fracking activity closer to home, an ensemble of characters from Kendal question their priorities and their community. With the announcement of an imminent national protest, personalities clash, relationships splinter, and new friendships are forged. Brewery Arts Centre’s Act Your Age group present an exploration of what lies beneath the surface of our inner lives and what happens when that ruptures into the world we’ll leave behind.
The Garden of Earthly Destruction
Bristol Old Vic
Director: Julia Head
“If I can own the sky above a country I can own the ground beneath your feet.”
Enyo is plotting. Eli is digging. No one seems to be listening. What happens when the common you have played on all your life is ripped up and taken away from you? What makes a piece of land significant and who gets to decide if it should be protected? How loud does Enyo and her friend have to shout before anyone notices? The Garden of Earthly Destruction is a story for anyone who has ever fought for what they believe in.