What happens when you wake up to find yourself surrounded by protestors? This alternative Christmas plays features Danny who sleeps rough on the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral. Then one morning he finds a canvas city being erected in front of him: Danny is swept up in the Occupy movement of 2011. The protestors nourish him, not just with food. He’s handed a microphone and people listen to what he has to say. In his own words, he is, “finally in. Connected. Affecting others.”
Protest Song is a fictional play inspired by real events. Whether you are a campaigner or an eye-roller, Tim Price’s funny and savage solo play will leave you questioning our society’s norms and how we can change them when – after all – we’re only human.
Content warnings: Some swearing.