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acts of resistance

Created by the Headlong Futures company and Stef Smith

Sunday 7 & Monday 8 April, 2019 // Bristol Old Vic

In the not so distant future, England finds itself in the middle of yet another political earthquake. In our sitting rooms, on our streets, just off our shores, something is shifting under our feet and all across the nation communities are cracking.

But what would happen if people stopped keeping calm and carrying on. What if hope came from the most unexpected place…?

 This brand-new play, created by four communities across England and award-winning writer Stef Smith, is a playful and passionate new production that looks at what we have inherited and what, for the sake of all our futures, we are willing to leave behind.

Acts of Resistance has been created through a bold and ambitious project called Headlong Futures. Bringing together four distinctive communities across England to create four unique stories, which have now been combined into one play, uncovering the fractures within our country. 

Headlong Futures is collaborating with Bristol Old Vic, New Perspectives, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Brewery Arts Centre.

Created by the company and Stef Smith

Direction: Rob Watt

Associate Directors: Julia Head (Bristol), Lucy Hirst (Plymouth), Jon Randall (Kendal), Jayne Williams (Mansfield)

Creative team to be announced soon