Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783199648
Binding: PaperBack

Some People Talk About Violence

Lulu Raczka

PaperBack (07 Sep 2015)

“There is no use in rage. There is no use in screaming. There is no use in crying out and screaming ‘this is unfair’, just wait, cause no one cares.” 

In a world of globalization and greed, of zero-hour contracts and The Big Bang Theory, violence worms its way into every aspect of our lives.

Following their debut show Nothing, multi award-winning young company Barrel Organ present Some People Talk About Violence. Expect people, or just ideas, in mindless frustration, on the edge of some kind of revolt.

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ISBN13 9781783199648
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'In a way that is becoming a trademark of this young company, four performers are standing in a line narrating the prologue to their story, together, cutting into each other’s sentences, catching and supporting each other, competing gently for their favourite lines... I like to describe Barrel Organ’s work as ‘New Writing meets Forced Entertainment’. The writer Lulu Raczka’s script is often fragmentary – a series of interweaving monologues written with a strong sense of dramatic character and a great way of depicting the problems of her generation... But you should just go and see how the story is told – I am certain that in the years to come you’ll be glad that you did.' Exeunt ★★★★★

‘Watchable and unsettling’ Lyn Gardner, Guardian

‘This is not only a good show, it’s also an important one, daring to put into words one of the most uncomfortable human experiences’ Three Weeks Edinburgh

‘Despite dealing with institutional violence (the play) is incredibly playful and galvanising, leaving the audience shaken, with questions but no answers, and cementing Barrel Organ’s reputation as one of the cleverest and most exciting new theatre companies working in Britain right now... a beautifully crafted and layered piece of theatre
Broadway Baby ★★★★★