Protest Song

by Tim Price

Playing until 11 January 2014

Evening Standard, Independent, Big Issue

'Powerful and passionate.'  Evening Standard

The Shed is the National Theatre's intimate new venue on the South Bank hosting some of theatre's most exciting artists.

Protest Song. Photo of west face of St Paul's, with Protest Song in white on a red placard with Shed logo

Protest Song

Danny sleeps rough on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. Has done for years. Then one morning he wakes to see a canvas city being erected in front of him. And Danny finds himself swept up in the last occupation of London.

Tim Price’s funny and savage monologue explores the reality of the Occupy movement.

A fictional play, inspired by real events, this account of an unlikely hero allows us inside a remarkable political moment.

Rhys Ifans plays Danny.

Suitable for 15yrs+

Please note that latecomers will not be admitted.

Audio-described performance at 9pm on Tuesday 7 January, preceded by a Touch Tour at 7.45pm
Captioned performance at 9pm on Thursday 9 January

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