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Lyric Lounge: CHAVS
03 October - 05 October 2012
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Lyric Lounge with Waifs + Strays - CHAVS
Following its sell out premiere here at the Lyric and acclaim at Latitude, we are thrilled to welcome back Waifs + Strays writers’ response to CHAVS.
Some of the UK’s most talented young playwrights present an evening of plays in response to Owen Jones’ book Chavs: The Demonization Of The Working Class, a damning portrait of the media and political establishment, and an illuminating, disturbing look at the inequality and class struggle within modern Britain.
Paired with a host of emerging directorial talents these six short plays debate the connotations of this stereotype, the current state of our nation and perhaps more significantly how we got here.
With last summer’s riots and the new welfare reforms proposed, there has never been a more pertinent time to discuss these issues and what better way to get people talking than a night of thrilling new theatre.
Brad Birch, Jake Brunger, Kenneth Emson, Steve Hevey, Eleanor Lawrence, Sarah Solemani