Little Revolution

Theatre Society trip to Little Revolution

Last half term, Theatre Society made a trip to the Almeida Theatre to see Little Revolution, a production aiming to place the audience in the midst of the 2011 London riots. Alecky Blythe’s moving piece, which used only the exact speech from interviews she documented during the event, was performed by both actors and volunteers. The sense of a divided community was conveyed strongly, as the piece crosscut between the unravelling of the events and scenes of their aftermath. During our discussion after the performance, we asked how such a diverse company contributed to the sense of fractured community on stage, and fundamentally, whether such a company worked. 

Francesca Echlin VII