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Sunday, 29 May 2011

Crowd by Crow Theatre

We arrive at The Secret Garden Pub to an atmosphere of anticipation and mystery, we purchase our drinks and are then ushered to the garden at the rear where we meet the majority of the fellow audience seated in an area to the left of the garden. We locate a seat and just as we are about to get settled a sizable group of people energetically make their way directly through the area we are occupying “Excuse me! Pardon me! Coming through!”. The production begins, actors begin asking audience members to help assemble tents they start handing out beer and setting the scene.

A rather timely piece set in an England not too far into the future, government cuts along with the global economic situation have devastated the nation, a disaffected public a have taken to mass protests and decent which have ground the country to a halt. As the country teeters on the brink of collapse power cuts are frequent broadcast’s are limited and the military have been mobilised to try and retain order.

We join our group of individuals from varying background’s as they set up camp for the evening prior to the mother of all protest’s the following morning, during the course of the night we see the group argue, have fun, confront their own preconceptions, pull together and ultimately triumph.

Posted by Michael.

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