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Menagerie Theatre Company comes to Dronfield on Friday 19th October to perform their interactive forum play entitled “The Great Austerity Debate”.

The play follows the story of Megan K. as she juggles low-paid work, ever-deeper debt, two kids and that fancy new red handbag. Welcome to a world where the phrase, “We are all in this together,” rings hollow. Welcome to a world where austerity is the new normal.

But there is a way out. After watching the performance, you are invited to imagine different outcomes for the characters and see your ideas played out by the actors. You can give your views or simply sit and enjoy the play being re-told on the spot. Every audience brings new responses, new interventions and new endings, making each performance unique.

Entertaining, inspiring and always surprising, The Great Austerity Debate brings burning real-life questions to the stage, and you get to bring the answers. Brought to you by new writing pioneers, Menagerie Theatre Company.

Menagerie is a leading new writing theatre company based in Cambridge. It has been creating theatre for 20 years and has a regional, national and international reputation for the development of first-class new writing for the stage. The company seeks out and supports talented writers in order to develop and produce innovative theatre – some of their plays have been performed as far afield as USA, Russia and India. You can learn more about the company by visiting their website

The play is appropriate for age 14+.  The event lasts two and a quarter hours with a break in the middle. The play is 50 minutes, followed by 75-90 minutes of forum interaction.


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