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  • Date and time: Friday 19 April 2024, 7pm to 9pm
  • Location: In-person only
    TFTV/046 Black Box Theatre, School of Arts and Creative Technologies East, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

2nd-year Theatre: Writing, Directing, and Performance students present their Political Theatre Performances centred around the theme of denial. From the innocence of childhood to the shadows of history, and the promises of salvation, these student-written plays explore denial in three unique ways as you witness the consequences of turning a blind eye to inconvenient truths.

The plays:

A Minor Concern: “Children, Don’t believe everything you read” The playground is facing destruction. Spencer has created a book about the monster responsible to share during show and tell. As the children's surroundings transform, they begin to question their reality. What if the monster exists beyond Spencer's book?

Operation legacy: Can you ever truly erase history? You can try. Britain certainly did. Have you heard about Operation Legacy? Probably not. In 2011 five Kenyan men fought hard against the British  government seeking justice after years of colonial abuse, exposing the drastic measures Britain undertook in order to hide this past, exposing Operation Legacy.

The Way to happiness: Are you really happy? A journalist has been murdered, The Church Of Seraphim has been put on trial, a lawyer is trying to take them down. However a community like the church, that promises a better, happier society couldn’t possibly do any wrong, could they? After all, the church saves us.

This performance consists of three short plays, with a short interval between each. Your ticket gains you entry to all three shows. One of the plays contains audience participation but this is entirely voluntary.

Trigger warnings

Safety warnings:

  • Sudden loud noises
  • Strobe
  • Tinnitus
  • Static noise
  • Fire

Content warnings:

  • Addiction
  • Blood
  • Bullying 
  • Cults
  • Death
  • Emotional abuse
  • Manipulation
  • Mental illness
  • Murder
  • Sexism
  • Violence
  • Racism
  • The plays contain language some people may find offensive

If you have any further queries please contact Kirsty Gregory using email address

About the performers

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible


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