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Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement

Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, culture Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, culture
Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, culture Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, culture

South London’s premier gay socialist folk band teams up with a C17th rebel to uncover England’s history of protest and ask what it all means today. Expect a song, a dance and perhaps the start of the revolution!

The Black Smock Band and Daedalus Theatre Co. have worked with Tower Hamlets residents and students from Queen Mary University to create a truly unique, local gig-theatre performance.

They also invite you share your thoughts on East London life over a cup of tea at their pre-show tea party, along with a spot of placard-making and protest-song writing too, if you fancy.

About the project

Part of a long-term project to explore past and present stories of protest and dissent, this performance has been made with local residents and students from Queen Mary University of London with a special focus on current and historical protest and dissent in Tower Hamlets. It was developed at Ovalhouse in South London through a series of scratch performances leading to a commission to create a full production for Brixton City festival.

The project brings together the Deptford-based Black Smock Band and Bethnal Green-based Daedalus for a unique cross-arts project, based around three elements:

  1. An ever-changing, locality-responsive piece of gig-theatre using historical texts and songs alongside new material
  2. Gatherings over tea with local people to inform each new version of the performance, developed in conjunction with Applied Performance students at Queen Mary
  3. The Mobile Incitement Unit itself; a portable installation by artist Andy Bannister containing all the elements needed for the rest of the project.

They plan to tour the piece nationally in 2019.

Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, cultureGerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, cultureGerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement , Poplar Union, east London, music, theatre, arts, culture

Sun 6 May 1pm-2.30pm - Tea Party / 3pm-4.30pm - Performance

£5/ £3 conc. / Free for those who attend the tea party

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