ClassAction Theatre latest production
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ClassAction Theatre presents Simon Stephen's Pornography 6, 7, 9, 10 February WATCH THE TRAILER »
A play showing the chaotic aftermath of 7/7 as a culture struggles to sustain itself in the face of transgressions that threaten its very fabric, is presented by ClassAction, the performance company from Godalming College, between 6th and 10th February.
It’s the beginning of July 2005, and the eyes of the world are focused on Britain. Big events are happening – political, sporting and environmental, and everyone is talking about them. In schools, offices, streets, shops, parks and homes – there’s a buzz in the air, you can feel the energy, sense the anticipation. On the seventh day, four bombs are taken on to the London Tube network and in less than an hour, everything will change.
Written in 2007, Pornography
by Simon Stephens is a stark and shattering play that captures the mood of a nation as it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympics announcement into the devastation and despair of 7/7. Following the form and structure of Shakespeare’s ‘Seven Ages of Man’, six stories are interwoven as each ‘chapter’ revolves around an act of transgression, the pornographic process of alienation allowing these transgressions to take place as people came to terms with the knowledge that the bombers were British, their actions made in Britain.
Directing this latest performance by ClassAction, head of drama Andrew Pullen says, “At Godalming College we work with students, encouraging them to develop and fulfil their artistic and personal potential, as well as, raising their academic achievements. We want new thinking, we want to push boundaries and above all we want to take risks.”Godalming College, Performing Arts Centre Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th February.
Ivy Arts Centre, University of Surrey Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February.
All performances start at 7.30pm. Tickets start at £5, to book call 01483 411302 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This production contains adult themes.Read More »