Brighton :Theatre Uncut will be taking place on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th November 2014. Our venue is the unusual Circus Street Market space, we don’t want our event to be like a piece of theatre you could see anywhere. In fact we want Brighton: Theatre Uncut to be very different from the norm.
We hope to create a social, communal and open space where people can enjoy good food and entertainment whilst considering some of the main issues our society faces.
The performance is free to attend, we will be accepting donations and all funds received will go to Amnesty International and our chosen food partner.
Theatre Uncut was created to get people thinking, talking and taking action on the events that are happening in the world around them. The idea is simple. Playwrights from a selection of countries are asked to write brand new short plays in response to their current political situation. These scripts are then made available for anyone to perform anywhere. Theatre Uncut is run by artistic directors Emma Callander and Hannah Price. To find out how you can get involved please visit http://www.theatreuncut.com
This year’s plays have been written by Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, Anders Lustgarten and Hayley Squires.
Developed from an innovative process of collaboration between the writers, these are five interlinked short plays which work as individual plays in their own right but also, when performed together, form a cohesive full-length piece.
After a public consultation, this year the writers chose to focus their work on the theme “Knowledge Is Power, Knowledge Is Change.”