Like Lions at The Bread & Roses Theatre
Tuesday 28 August 2018
London Fringe - Shows
Pregnant Fish Theatre will bring their new production - Like Lions - to The Bread & Roses Theatre as part of the Clapham Fringe this October.
Image: Pregnant Fish Theatre
Like Lions has been created from a series of workshops with 25 - 34 year olds around the UK that gave them space to voice their worries, thoughts and hopes about the future of society.
The production will be at the Bread & Roses Theatre from 12 to 14 October as part of the Clapham Fringe Festival.
The input gathered from the workshops has been developed into a new play by Tom Drayton, director of Pregnant Fish and Lecturer at The University of East London.
On developing this production, Tom said ...
"There's a tendency for millennials to be labelled as lazy or self-obsessed - or told that they could all buy a house if they stopped buying so many avocados!
We wanted to hear from a range of young people around the UK to see what they thought about the situation they find themselves in.
From 0-hour contracts, to Instagram to Brexit - what impact do all these things have on people trying to make a start in their lives?"
Pregnant Fish Theatre are known for their lo-fi, intimate theatre that has been described as 'an incredible feat' (LondonTheatre1) and 'precisely what theatre should try to be' (Christopher Fear).
Like a lot of people their age, twins Jacob and Sam went to Uni.
They're not sure why.
It just seemed like the only thing to do at the time.
Whilst Jacob decides to quit after the first year to 'find himself', only to end up trapped in a chain of 0-hour contracts, Sam sticks it out … only to graduate and find herself doing the same.
But new hope arrives for Sam when she attends her first protest in London.
Caught up in the whirlwind of Occupy and Momentum, could she have found a solution to all this mess?
And could Jacob, intent on unravelling the mysteries of the universe, have accidentally stumbled upon the meaning of life itself?
Or are they caught in a reality that's completely set up against them?
Like Lions is an intimate and authentic look at the complexities and crises surrounding the millennial generation, from rent prices to Brexit to Instagram.
The piece has been developed from a series of workshops around the UK with 25-34-year-olds that gave participants the space to share their hopes, fears, and thoughts about the future of society.
James Glyn - Jacob
Faye Carmichael - Sam
Author: Tom Drayton
Composer: The Dagen-Smiths
Director: Tom Drayton
Production: Pregnant Fish Theatre
From: Friday 12 October 2018
Closes: Sunday 14 October 2018
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