19. Februar 2021 / 20:00
Stream der Performance
The Chorus – An Audio Experience

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“You say to yourself with a bit of a smirk, I would have been on the right side of history’”

The Chorus are eleven people, of ages spanning five decades and ethnic heritages crossing ten different countries but all citizens of Birmingham and all British. They reflect on the times they’ve felt oppressed, injustices they’ve witnessed and events that have shaken and divided their city and the nation. This engaging and evocative podcast touches on racial injustice, sexual harassment and what it means to be British today. Reflecting on images taken at race riots in the US and in Birmingham they ask what they can do to make change and whether they will be “on the right side of history”.
This production continues the work Upstart Theatre started with Birmingham residents when we made Beneath the City, a play about a woman’s quest for justice after her brother dies in prison. Beneath the City, also part of the Chorus Project, was presented at Birmingham REP in January 2020. As Covid-19 precautions have severely limited our ability to present live work, we decided to create an audio piece which would continue our exploration of the themes of "The Oresteia"; Justice, retaliation, moral responsibility and revenge.

Artistic Director: Tom Mansfield / Sound Designer & Composer: Duncan Grimley / Executive Producer: Emma Sampson / Producer: Hannah Tookey / Co-creator: Denise Norton, Linda Hisgett, Eddie Nelson, Melanie Distien, Eleanor Lawson, Niamh Elcock, Gordaon Elcock, Sharon Walcott, Toqueer Quyyam, Jane Winder, Kerry Farter // A production of Upstart Theatre, UK

Language: English
Duration: 21 min
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