MAR 2 - MAR 13
March 2nd 2016, 7pm / March 13th 2016, 6pm / 60 mins (plus 80s disco afterwards)
In March, Robin Linde Productions invites you back to the 1980s in a new site specific show by award-nominated playwright Aled Pedrick. Join a group of proactive miners’ wives during the strikes collecting for hungry families, relive the trials and tribulations of Thatcher’s Britain– and dance the night away to Wham!
It is 1985, and everyone’s invited to a festive fundraising party to help the needy. Babs and her best friend Jackie are putting on a night to remember. Drawing parallels between Thatcher's "Divide and Rule" tactics and today's political agenda, this new immersive production will open up a moment in recent history and explore how it has shaped the Britain we live in today. Celebrate a shared strength and dignity in unity, stand up against the injustice that threatens to destroy our homes, history and identity – and enjoy an evening of boogie, bingo and banter!
In this site specific show, the audience are invited to become part of the striker’s community and are encouraged to bring real food donations that will then go directly to those Londoners most in need. Partnered with a London foodbank, Robin Linde Productions is supporting parts of our own community that are being forced to live on the line today.
Writer Aled Pedrick’s work includes Y Twr, which was recently nominated for number of Wales Theatre Awards. Director Yasmeen Arden’s work includes the award winning Three Sillies. The cast includes Judith Amsenga (Mike Leigh’s Turner and Out of Joint’s Mixed Up North), Dominik Golding (Downton Abbey), Jeremy Hancock (All Bar Love) and Charlotte Jane Higgins (BBC Bitesize Shakespeare).
“This is immersive theatre at its least pretentious" (Little London Magazine)
“a strong evening of theatre (…) great performances, original direction and insightful ideas" (Female Arts)