The 22nd Demand
A Celebration For Solidarity- 1983
By John Harvey and the company
Directed by Gerry Mulgrew, Alison Peebles, Rob Pickavance
A large scale community involvement show, devised over 3 weeks, involving around 50 volunteers, staged at the Theatre Workshop Edinburgh. This was the story, told as a kind of “living newspaper”, of the Polish Solidarity movement, with a seven piece band and cabaret numbers. As the events being described were still unfolding as the piece was rehearsed and performed, new material was added for each performance, hot from the pen of John Harvey.
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Cordelia Oliver, The Guardian