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Winner, Best Theatre, Brighton Festival 2011. Ever been to a riot? In a theatre? In 1809 Covent Garden was rebuilt after a fire. The actor/manager, John Kemble raised the ticket prices… and the audience rioted for 66 nights. You, the public, exercise your awesome power in Adrian Bunting's inflammatory period play for today. 'Funny, stimulating, thought-provoking, masterful and empowering. '(TotalTheatre.org.uk). 'We stamped, we bellowed, we sang. It's marvellously liberating' ★★★★★ (FringeGuru.com). 'A massive slice of fun with a hearty message. I loved it.' ★★★★★ (Latest7). www.kemblesriot.com. All ages.
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Kemble’s Riot2 Aug 2012
Political intrigue with superbly engaging performance from Richard Hansell
Kemble's Riot recreates 66 nights of rioting in 1809 when the Covent Garden Theatre increased its ticket prices. With the audience drafted in as the rioters, split pro- or anti- theatre manager John Kemble, sitting on the fence is not an…
Edinburgh Fringe Theatre 2012 for a fiver18 Jul 2012
Shows offering discounted previews at 2012 Edinburgh Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Desperate for a big dose of culture but short of the necessary funds? Kelly Apter, James Corlett and Suzanne Neilson pick a selection of Fringe theatre and dance previews, all showing at a venue near you at a price that’s nice.
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