Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope) (3 stars)

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Morale Is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)

A double act debut performance from Powder Keg predicting what could happen at the next general election.

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Morale is High (Since we gave up Hope) is a performance that seeks to predict what will happen between now and the next general election in 2020. Throughout the show, intertwining narratives explore the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-to-day actions on who we choose to vote for.

A theatre-meets-gig that smashes pop and politics in some space age futuristic Hadron-collider to create an ongoing evaluation of our political climate.

The debut show from Hodgkiss Award winning Powder Keg, a bunch of best mates who make fast paced, experiential, anarchic performances. Morale is High (Since we gave up Hope) has been developed with the help of Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield and the kindness of Partisan Collective.

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Festival City #7 | Morale remains high at the Fringe

22 Aug 2017

From David Bowie fandom to Arabic poetry via West Country bovine, what a journey

In episode seven of Festival City, the writer-director of Morale is High (Since We Gave up Hope) Adrian Berry and host Gareth K Vile get in deep about David Bowie, fandom and obsession with music. Writer Jessica Barker-Wren and director Lucy Ray come in…

Morale is High (Since We Gave Up Hope)

15 Aug 20173 stars

Political panic shouts and then defeats itself

In the self-consciously listless finale to this show, Powder Keg reveal both the anxiety of contemporary protest and the limitations of their theatrical ambitions. Another late-night show with a rowdy audience, it alternates between satirical punk songs…

Big Fat Bribe: blast from the past

2 Aug 2017

In which we receive a slide viewer, some flying saucers and a whole bunch of Shish kebab sticks

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