Help to rebuild a nation

Help rebuild a nation in this audience participation performance
Help rebuild a nation in this audience participation performance
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An interactive theatre piece set in the not too distant future will be performed at The Point this Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm.

Early Days (of a better nation) is a piece of interactive theatre for a playing audience and explores the possibilities of nationhood and democracy, drawing inspiration from the 2011 England riots, the Arab Spring and the rise and fall of Occupy.

The war is over and the nation of Dacia lies in ruins. The audience as survivors must build the beginnings of a new country. What are the rules you’re going to live by? And can you avoid the mistakes of the past?

Co-commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre, National Theatre Wales and Battersea Arts Centre, Early Days (of a better nation) is presented by Coney.

Co-creator and director Annette Mees says: ‘We were keen to give people a taste of what it’s like to make difficult decisions, to activate their sense of what they want in a bigger society and for them to think about who they want to be led by.

‘We’re not providing answers but we are creating a space to think about these issues, of course with an eye on the 2015 General Election.’

Tickets: £12, call (023) 8065 2333 or visit thepointeastleigh.co.uk. Suitable for ages 14 and older.