Susan Croft and Danny Braverman from Unfinished Histories came to Chats Palace this week to talk about the origins of experimental theatre and radical theatre practice in the late 19th century, workers theatre movements in the 1930s in Hackney, and their archival project ‘British Alternative Theatre 1968 – 1988’.
Susan: “Questioning is for me at the heart of alternative theatre movement. Who the theatre should be for? What theatre should look like? Who should it be made by? What should it be about? Where is it going to? Who is the audience?”
Danny: “Neither of the two opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games would have been possible without the alternative theatre movement.”
Check out Chats Palace December programme for a festive quiz night benefit supporting the Unfinished Histories with Quizmaster Extraordinaire (or so he says) Danny Braverman.
More to come in the following weeks on theatre.
For now – a poster selection of theatre productions at Chats Palace in the 1980s:
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