Hetain Patel and Amy May's hugely original collision of film, performance and live music
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Eastern Thespians presents
Until Saturday 5 November 2016
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In a nutshell
This black comedy explores the ethics of a consumerism led, market-driven world where profit is valued over human life.
Set in 2015 in a non-specified country in Southeast Asia, Footfall explores the issues related to production in the world of multinational companies engaged in global trading, particularly its much debated aspect of the reasons for the continuing plight of the poor workers that has recently come to international notice following a series of industrial accidents.
What to expect
Laced with black comedy this play explores the aftermath of an accidental fire that destroys a shoe factory resulting in the death of over five hundred workers, including women and children. In the socio-political uproar that follows, four important players in the game emerge: a small time political strongman whose factory has burnt down and who is now on the run to escape the law, his erstwhile godfather who is a senior agent of a multinational company, the rich businessman who gave the sub-contract, and an ambitious senior politician.
Eastern Thespians is a contemporary theatre group, based in London. Drawing on the rich resources of both eastern and western life, thought, philosophy and art forms both traditional and contemporaneous, they are committed to presenting life theatre that is vital, thought provoking and engaging. They intend to explore various genres of theatre to bring forth productions that will have wide appeal to our multilingual and multicultural community
What are people saying
‘a great choice for those interested in trying a slightly offbeat form of theatre in a foreign language. The acting and the setting combine to deliver a good experience – and if, by this time at the Fringe, you feel you have seen it all before, then you still won't have seen or experienced something quite like this.’ Udita Banerjee, Ed Fringe Guru on Uttoradhikaar - The Inheritance
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 10+
Performed in English
This event is wheelchair accessible.