The State of Things & On The Piste at the Brockley Jack

Autumn starts with anarchy at South London’s Jack Studio Theatre with protest musical, The State of Things, followed by John Godber’s irreverent comedy On The Piste.

The AC Group is staging Thomas Attwood’s new show, The State of Things, running from September 7-23, that is set against a backdrop of austerity Britain.

This funny, feisty and heart-breaking new musical follows six unlikely friends as they stick two fingers up at life.

In the run-up to their GCSE performance, six teenagers discover the school’s music course is being cut, and their hopes of future studies are dashed.

Later in the season there’s an avalanche of laughs with On The Piste which follows the tribulations of Brits abroad and taking to the slopes.

First timers Chris and Alison, Bev and Dave, strap on skis and discover the sauna as the ski novices try to impress.

They’ve got the designer salopettes, but do they have the courage to hit the slopes?

Athletic ski instructor Tony is eager to put them through their paces. Both on and off piste.

Away from home, emotions and passions are running high while the ‘après ski’ brings nerves and insecurities dangerously close to the surface.

Once the skis have been clicked into place, there’s no stopping this fast paced and side-splitting play.

Olivier and BAFTA award winner John Godber is one of the most widely performed and celebrated writers in the modern theatre.

As an innovator of theatre his many plays include: Up ‘n’ Under, Bouncers, Teechers, Shakers and Perfect Pitch.

On The Piste, directed by Andrew Agnew, plays at the Jack Studio Theatre, Brockley, South London, from October 24 to November 11.

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