The Other Animals

23rd Mar 2018, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

A season of plays presented by 2nd Year Edge Hill University Drama Students

An Island Expressionism

It is often thought that the European Expressionist Movement, which reached its apotheosis in the 1920s and 30s, had little impact on the theatre in this country. Here we attempt to disprove the critics with a bold selection of work characterised by their fluid use of poetry and song, startling imagery and epic communitarian spirit.

The Other Animals (1949) 
by Ewan MacColl
Friday 23rd March 7:30pm

Saturday 24th March 2:30pm

MacColl, of ‘Dirty Old Town’ fame, is best known as the controversial sometime leader of the folk revival: “a fearless, galvanic character whose influence is still causing ripples”  The Guardian.

Here is a rare chance to see a fine example of his writing for the stage, notably produced with his then partner Joan Littlewood. A political prisoner is asked to renounce his political ideals, in a series of scenes which are both harrowing and poetic. As relevant today, in the post-Mandela era, as they were in the days of Hitler’s concentration camps and Stalin’s gulag: The Other Animals are us.

Contains some themes of an adult nature

Tickets: £9.00/ £5.00 / £3.00 EHU Students
SAVE MONEY: See a second and third play for half-price when all booked together!

Other student productions in this season of plays:
Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
The Dog Beneath the Skin by W. H. Auden & Christopher Isherwood