A play that spits and sparks with raw emotion – written & directed by Laurence Allan
Gimme Some Truth throws politics into the cauldron of young people to see if it catches alight. Jade is 18 and is about to go to Columbia for her gap year. The Most Dangerous Place in The World. Will her dad tell her what he really thinks? He’s been to worse places. Meet EDDIE MAKEPEACE MP. He’s someone’s dad. In fact he’s Jade’s dad. Now Eddie is losing the election, losing his mind and may have lost his daughter. All on the same day. Groundhog Day. If he keeps repeating it, he’ll get it right and everything will be different. That’s all he ever wanted – to make things different.
But Jade’s friends want some answers: Why can’t you say what you think? Why can’t you make a real promise? And can Polish bus drivers find their way to Ynysybwl?
How? Gimme Some Truth features members of F Troop, from More than Just a Game one year on and grew out of politically focused workshops in schools and communities ‘Meet Eddie Makepeace MP’. Laurence Allan took on board ideas generated in the workshops and scripted sessions with actor Mike Morton playing Eddie Makepeace, which stimulated lively discussion in schools about the role of politics in life.
Supported by Wales Millennium Stadium Charity Trust, Persimmon Homes Community Champion fund along with Arts &Business Cymru and Otley Ltd
Cast 7: 4 male 3 female
When? Summer 2014
Where? The Factory, Porth, South Wales
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