Menagerie Theatre Company present The Great Austerity Debate

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Saturday, 3rd November 2018 

Tickets £12 (+booking fee) with £5 concessions available from WeGotTickets

Doors open 7pm with show start at 7:30pm

The Great Austerity Debate is an interactive forum theatre play. Follow the story of Megan K. as she juggles low-paid work, ever-deeper debt, two kids and that fancy new red handbag. Welcome to a world where the phrase, “We are all in this together” rings hollow. Welcome to a world where austerity is the new normal. But there is a way out.

After watching the performance, you are invited to imagine different outcomes for the characters, and see your ideas played out by the actors. You can give your views or simply sit and enjoy the play being re-told on the spot. Every audience brings new responses, new interventions and new endings, making each performance unique. Entertaining, inspiring and always surprising, The Great Austerity Debate brings burning real-life questions to the stage and you get to bring the answers.

Brought to you by new writing pioneers, Menagerie.

Here’s a ‘behind-the-scenes’ film about the 2016 pilot, including interviews with collaborators Mia Gray and Susan Smith, and on-the-spot reactions of audience members in Cambridge and London.

Menagerie Theatre Company is the leading independent new writing theatre company in the East of England. Based in Cambridge, we have been creating theatre for over sixteen years and have a regional, national and international reputation for the development of first class new writing for the stage. We seek out and support talented writers in order to develop and produce innovative new theatre. As well as touring widely, we run workshops, writer development courses and produce the annual Hotbed Festival in Cambridge.


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