20th October, 2021 / 16:00 - 17:30
15th December, 2016
Inspired by Animal Farm, this inside-out version of literature’s most famous political fairy-tale is written and directed by Rachel Briscoe and performed by the Student Theatre Co.
Welcome to A.F. Ltd where Jones and his pals are making a killing moving imaginary money around. Of course someone has to clean the offices, look after the computers and fix the air conditioning but Jones doesn’t know their names because – because why would you?
Except it’s 2008 and something is about to change. The workers have had enough. They are the 99%. A better world, where everyone is equal, is in sight.
All they have to do is avoid repeating Jones’ mistakes.
Inspired by Animal Farm, this inside-out version of literature’s most famous political fairy-tale meets Occupy in a contemporary bespoke reworking for LSBU. A.F. Ltd. mixes political urgency with Motown and pop hits – and will leave you in no doubt about the anti-revolutionary potential of avocado on toast.
Rachel Briscoe is creative director of fanSHEN; recent work includes: Lists for the End of the World (awarded Live Lab bursary 2016) and Invisible Treasure (winner, Tipping Point Award). She is a director, writer, producer and maker of playful experiences in unorthodox locations. For five years to the end of 2015, she was director of theatre (jobshare) at Ovalhouse.