Acting and Theatre Production students from Bath Spa University present an explosive play about the 2011 riots in Hackney. Events that threatened the very heart of this soon to be Olympic City.
Alecky Blythe’s seminal play is realised through a series of real life experiences, recorded by the writer on the streets of 2011 pre-Olympic London. We see a community that confronts the police, the media and politics. A community that connects, and discovers how to work together, and finally defines what it is to be human.
This is a play that challenges the system: a verbatim piece that explores the riots as they happened and what they mean to communities today.
Alecky Blythe is a playwright and pioneer of verbatim theatre. Her work is known for giving voice to the complex and compelling web of stories and characters that surround the main TV-news action. Her plays have been staged at the National Theatre, Arcola and the Royal Court Theatre among others. Little Revolution was premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2014.
Thursday 3 & Friday 4 November, 7.30pm
Saturday 5 November, 2pm & 7.30pm
University Theatre, Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)