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December 11, 2014

Protest Play Made In Britain To Open At Red Lion Theatre

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Made in Britain by Ella Carmen Greenhill at Old Red Lion Theatre

A two-hander play from Royal Court Studio Writers’ Group alumni Ella Carmen Greenhill delves into the disillusionment of today’s youth, echoing the frustration of a generation that feels it has been let down by the government and asking what they can do to make their voices heard. Directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, assistant director on The Scottsboro Boys, Made in Britain advocates the need for a new generation who exercise their right to vote.

Danny’s been told he can do anything if he follows his dreams but it’s a lie. Nina’s estranged father doesn’t recognise her. Fuelled by disillusionment with society, despair at being trapped in a poverty cycle and anger at being ignored, they end up at a G8 summit where they form an unlikely friendship. Armed with a can of petrol, some matches and some nagging doubts, the two youths must decide what it is they stand for and how they can make a difference.

Ella Carmen Greenhill is previous writer on attachment with both the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and Paines Plough in collaboration with Channel 4. Ella is an alumni of the Royal Court Studio Writers’ group and her play A Deafening Silence was shortlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize. Jonathan O’Boyle directed the acclaimed West End transfer of Bash Latterday Plays by Neil LaBute and was named as one of the Guardian’s Rising Stars of 2014. He said: “It's a privilege to be working on such an important play and Ella Carmen Greenhill is a talented and brilliant young playwright. With the ever changing political landscape and the 2015 General Election around the corner, I can think of no better time to be producing this play. I believe wholeheartedly in exercising our right to vote and, with disengagement amongst young voters as a hotly discussed topic, Made in Britain examines our attitudes towards politics, protest and the very foundation of our society.

Running Time: 1 hr | Suitable for ages 15+

Old Red Lion Theatre 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ

Tues 6 – Sun 11 Jan, Tues – Sat 7pm, Thurs & Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm & 7pm

www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk | 0844 412 4307

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BritishTheatre.com
Opening Night Media Ltd
3rd Floor, 80 St. Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4AA

The British Theatre website has been established to celebrate the rich and diverse theatrical culture of the United Kingdom.  Our ethos revolves around encouraging and nurturing the performing arts in all its forms. The spirit of theatre is very much alive and the British Theatre website is at the forefront of delivering news and information to audiences and enthusiasts everywhere. Our team of theatre journalists and reviewers are working hard to cover productions and news.


We are constantly developing the site and are always open to receiving feedback from our readers. Join our mailing list to be kept informed of all the latest news that is of interest to you..