We believe that theatre is a tool to kick-start conversations about the world we live in. We bring people together to take part in acts of shared storytelling, where the world onstage offers us new ways of thinking about the world off it. The relationship between theatre, politics and dialogue is at the heart of what we do.
BENEATH THE CITY
16-18 January 2020
BENEATH THE CITY
Birmingham REP, 16-18 January 2020
Shey’s brother William died in prison, and no-one will tell her the truth about how. Aided by the ancient spirits of revenge, the terrifying Furies, she takes on the people and the systems responsible for her brother’s death. As she seeks justice, she must decide how far up the chain of command guilt lies, and how to challenge power to end a cycle of violence.
THE ANDOVER SPACE PROGRAMME
We are connecting Andover with ‘the bigger picture’ and give the whole of Andover an opportunity to experience a universe of hope and possibility.
Vault Festival, 7-9 February 2020
The year is 2119 and the Republic of Mars is finally free. As the leaders of the revolution, the future of the planet is now in your hands. Will it become a land of peace and freedom, or a war-torn wasteland?
In our fourth episode, Tom talks to the Citizen Chorus of Beneath the City – a group of citizen performers in Birmingham who’ll be performing with us as part of The Chorus Project. We talked about access to housing and healthcare in the city; about the decline of a sense of social solidarity, and much more.
REPUBLIC Draughts Board Game Cafe, 24 September The year is 2119 and the Republic of Mars is finally free. As the leaders of the revolution, the future of the planet is now in your hands. Will it become a land of peace and freedom, or a war-torn wasteland? The choice is yours in this new […]
In Episode 3 of the theatre and democracy podcast, theatre directors Tom Mansfield (UK) and Christian Winkler (Austria), AKA Franz von Strolchen, talk about how taking part in democracy can be part of our cultural identity, reviving the Oresteia’s Satyr Play as an act of reconstructing a non-existent memory, and their shared love of the […]