ICE Public Event: 24th October 2018 at HOME

BOOK LAUNCH:

‘Scenes from the Revolution:
Making Political Theatre 1968-2018’

Edge Hill University Press

Edge Hill University Press in partnership with Pluto Books are pleased to announce the publication of their latest book Scenes from the Revolution: Making Political Theatre 1968-2018.

The book explores 50 years of making theatre that addresses social and cultural issues, theatre that engages with the political landscape of its time, through a series of interviews, play extracts and original essays. Contributors include political theatre pioneers such as Kathleen McCreery and Mica Nava, alongside current theatre practitioners such as Lizzie Nunnery, Lindsay Rodden, Chris Goode and Sudha Bhuchar.

Scenes from the Revolution will launch at HOME in Manchester from 6pm on Wednesday 24th October, with a reading by Lindsay Rodden and an extract from the play Men by Noel Greig and Don Milligan. There will be further launch events at Edge Hill’s Arts Centre on Friday 26th October and at Foyle’s in London on Friday 2nd November.

“Editor/authors Kim Wiltshire and Billy Cowan forge an original and powerfully mind-bending take across 50 years of radicalised performing.” Baz Kershaw, Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick.

Sponsored by ICE, this launch event takes place at HOME in Manchester.  For more information please contact Billy Cowan: cowanb@edgehill.ac.uk

Click here to listen to Kim Wiltshire and Billy Cowan discussing political theatre in a recent Edge Hill University podcast.


Date: Wednesday 24th October 2018

Programme:
6.00pm Reception
6.30pm Event start
8.00pm Event close

Venue: HOME at Manchester (Directions)

 

EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY PRESS
Edge Hill University Press is a literary imprint specialising in contemporary prose and poetry to engage and enthral readers.  Their first publication was Head Land, a celebratory anthology of short stories written by the winners of the Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story over the last ten years. The anthology launched in partnership with independent Glasgow publisher Freight Books in September 2016.  Their second project was Atlantic Drift, a transatlantic anthology of poetry and poetics. The anthology was launched in collaboration with Arc Publications and was published in September 2017.  You can visit their Twitter and Facebook here.


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