Modern Life is Rubbish: A Musical Manifesto

Turner, Laura (2014) Modern Life is Rubbish: A Musical Manifesto. [Performance]

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It’s Friday night and Shannon wants to forget the rubbish she calls life. She finds a place without rules, without expectations and without consequences. She unites with other lost young people who discover a new sense of purpose, led by a man heralded 'the new Messiah'. But when you're a 23 year old single mum of three, fed up with the world and let off the leash, how far is too far?

Part performance, part gig and a blood-pumping night out, this unique event by Middle Child Theatre is a modern take on the traditions of cabaret shows, complete with a live band and MC. Uncovering the violent potential inside all of us, the show looks at how life has changed for young people since the 90s and asks – is it rubbish to be alive today?

Modern Life Is Rubbish unlocks a generation of young people betrayed by society, by each other and by ourselves.

Funded by Arts Council UK.

Keywords:Women, theatre, manifesto, live music, cabaret, MC, violence, politics
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W440 Theatre studies
W Creative Arts and Design > W810 Scriptwriting
W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
ID Code:35162
Deposited On:04 Mar 2019 07:14

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