COUNTED To Host Post-Show Talk On Verbatim Theatre
The team behind the play COUNTED are hosting a talk after Thursday (20th May)'s show -
"Verbatim Theatre - A truly democratic theatre?"
Paul Taylor (Chair), chief theatre critic, The Independent
Alecky Blythe - writer, The Girlfriend Experience, Come Out Eli
Robin Soans - writer, Talking to Terrorists, A State Affair, Mixed Up North
Max Stafford Clark - artistic director, Out of Joint; director The Permanent Way, Talking to Terrorists
In a country where people are more likely to vote for X-Factor than for the next Prime Minister, a documentary-play comes right to Westminster's doorstep, shedding light on why - in a world at war over democracy and in economic meltdown - so many people don't vote.
This year it's expected we'll see the lowest voter turnout in modern history and no-one seems to be asking ‘why?'. Look Left Look Right has spent the last year investigating and it seems the problem isn't political apathy. Quite the opposite.
Hear real people's moving and humorous stories, word-for-word, in a verbatim play about what it means to feel counted.
Staged in the magnificent former Debating Chamber at County Hall - where the walls echo with political history and windows look across the river to the Houses of Parliament - Counted is a timely, entertaining insight into our forgotten day-to-day relationship with democracy.