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A Beginner's Guide To Populism

Mon 13th – Sat 25th Aug 2018

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“A young, ambitious, unprincipled politician seeks to gain power by taking control of a campaign to stop a small village becoming part of a b”

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NoLogo Productions

SUMMARY

A young, ambitious, unprincipled politician seeks to gain power by taking control of a campaign to stop a small village becoming part of a big city – what could possibly go wrong?

Stirring up local feeling by creating fear and panic Antonia Morgan is a little too successful in convincing voters of the threats to their community. A tidal wave of twisted nationalism is unleashed as the previously apathetic Brian Barber takes her message to heart and rallies his friends to fight for the cause (see picture).

A Beginner’s Guide to Populism has just completed a short run at the Buxton Festival Fringe where it received excellent reviews and was nominated for the New Writing award. Ian Hamilton described it as “a thoroughly entertaining play, brilliantly executed and cleverly written by a team who plainly have an eye for the socio-political zeitgeist” (full review here), and Fringe Guru said it “lampoons populism and its insular message with great verve, but without offering simple solutions” ★★★★ (review here).

Presented by NoLogoProductions, it arrives at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe at the same time as a similarly dark comic political folly is being played out in the UK and provides a timely warning of the consequences of using of populist tactics to win support.

Admission: £9(£7)

TheSpace Triplex (Venue 38)

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