Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.
By Alice Birch
Performed by BA (Hons) Acting students working alongside students from BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.
PLEASE NOTE: this performance contains strobe lighting
Note from the Director
In her opening commentary on Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. playwright Alice Birch vigorously asserts that ‘most importantly, this play should not be well behaved’. And it certainly isn’t – Revolt is not a piece that tries to placate or provide us with answers.
Over 90 rollercoaster minutes we are propelled through Four Acts.
The first consists of initially recognisable scenarios – work places, dates, supermarkets and home – but all becoming increasingly surreal or combative. The moment we feel we are beginning to grasp ‘the point’ or the characters encountered, we are catapulted into a new Act and world.
The fleeting naturalism of Act 2 evolves into an eternally destroyed family, a grotesque mythological infused bloodbath.
Act 3 revels in both unmitigated chaos and ritual, returning to motifs and images explored earlier in the play and an explosion of energy.
In final contrast, Act 4 offers the simplicity of the here and now, interrogating the current state of the world we inhabit. Birch leaves us asking – can we truly dismantle the legacy of patriarchy and re-claim our own idea of femininity – are we truly ‘ready’?
© Alice Birch
Production Manager Samantha Tan
Technical Manager Leonie Hertig
Stage Manager Izzy Evans
Deputy Stage Manager Lucy Morris
Assistant Stage Managers Tilly Kirkwood, Emily Mei-Ling Pearce
Production Sound Engineers Beth Duke, Will Thompson
Chief Electrician Raycher Phua
Deputy Chief Electrician & Programmer David Peters
All performances take place at the Webber Douglas Studio, Central.
Tuesday 13 March, 7.30pm
Wednesday 14 March, 7.30pm
Thursday 15 March, 2.30pm
Friday 16 March, 7.30pm
Saturday 17 March, 2.30pm
The running time for this production is approximately 90 minutes.
Download the event programme below (PDF, 497KB)
NB: Tickets are non-refundable. Please check in with the box office 15 minutes prior to the start of the show where you will receive an entrance token.
Proof of eligibility is required for all concessionary rate tickets.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is fully wheelchair accessible, please speak with our box office team on 02077228183 if you have any further enquiries.
13 Mar 2018 - 7:30pm to 17 Mar 2018 - 2:30pm