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Hate the cuts? Love theatre? Theatre Uncut takes protest to the next level

Author: 
John Freeman
Local theatre lovers will be joining a national protest against the cuts tomorrow, 19th March, by putting on plays specially written to highlight the problems the government's spending slashbacks will cause.

Across the country, thousands of people are involved in protests and debates, sparked into action by the largest cuts to public spending since World War Two. Theatre Uncut (www.theatreuncut.co.uk) is a national theatre event in response to these cuts, bringing together some of the UK’s leading dramatists.

"Theatre Uncut is a theatrical response to the cuts outlined by the coalition in October," say the Theatre Uncut organisers. "These cuts are the turning point of a generation, undermining the welfare state, state higher education and the arts in one fell swoop.

"By creating a nationwide event, spearheaded in London, we hope to create a theatrical uprising and play our part in the anti cuts movement that is already underway. We are delighted to have such fantastic writers and directors on board to help us achieve something extraordinary."

The Lancaster show, offering new short plays by Mark Ravenhill, David Greig, Dennis Kelly, Jack Thorne, Lucy Kirkwood and others is being staged at 7.00pm at the Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH.

There will be no entry fee for the Lancaster event, but please book a place to ensure that you can get in on this site.

• For full details of what's being put on locally, visit Lancaster Theatre Uncut on Facebook
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