Set in a pub in London’s East End, it follows members of the English Protection Army; about to embark upon a demonstration against a mosque community centre, they have come to the realisation that a reputation for hooliganism will get them nowhere.
Albion is the second professional outing for playwright Chris Thompson. A former social worker, Thompson’s previous work Carthage at the Finborough Theatre tackled the subject of child protection, and Albion looks to be just as politically potent.
Thompson is not jumping on a political bandwagon with this play, but rather capturing a voice that is all too present but so rarely explored, feeding off a growing sense of discontent and writing by his own mantra: “listen to people, watch people, meet people, see people.”
|What||Albion, The Bush Theatre|
|Where||Bush Theatre, 7 Uxbridge Road, London, W12 8LJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Shepherd's Bush Market (underground)|
12 Sep 14 – 25 Oct 14, 2:30 matinees available
|Website||Click here to book via Bush Theatre.|