Dissent bursts onto the stage at Watford Palace Theatre next week with Paines Plough’s The Angry Brigade, a heart-stopping new thriller by writer James Graham.
Set against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, an uprising begins as a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade.
Their targets: MPs, embassies, police and pageant queens.
Based on a true story, this explosive new production follows the plight of these home-grown terrorists as police squads hunt them down, luring us into a world that looks startlingly like our own.
Responsible for a series of bomb attacks – mostly on property – in Britain between 1970 and 1972, The Angry Brigade’s activities and identities shocked the nation.
The Angry Brigade is the latest hit play from acclaimed playwright and screenwriter, James Graham, following his recent production This House (2012), an absorbing account of a beleaguered minority-government, and Privacy (2014), which asked probing questions about secrecy in the digital age.
Celebrating 40 years of new productions by some of the country’s most exciting writers, Paines Plough has previously presented Jumpers for Goalposts and An Intervention at Watford Palace Theatre.
To produce The Angry Brigade, Paines Plough has joined forces with Plymouth Theatre Royal.
Featuring a four-strong cast, The Angry Brigade has been receiving up rave reviews in its first week on tour.
It is at Watford Palace Theatre from 21 – 25 October.