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Beautiful eyes stare out of a colourful face which has it's mouth covered. Overlayed over the bottom of the image is people protesting with the title Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

by Paul Mason

28 - 30 Mar

The Maria

Show information

"What kind of revolution is this?” 

The world premiere of a play about revolution.

This is the story of the networked generation. How did we get from the optimism of the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement to Trump’s election and the dislocation of the present day?

Journalist Paul Mason teams up with Young Vic artistic director David Lan for this powerful and challenging new show based on Paul’s acclaimed book.

Performed by Paul Mason, Khalid Abdalla, Lara Sawalha and Sirine Saba in promenade with stunning video designs, the audience will interact with the company throughout the show.

The show will be filmed and broadcast at a later date by BBC Television as part of Performance Live.

Tickets for the limited run are one per person and available exclusively through our online ballot.


Tuesday, Wednesday 7.15pm 

Thursday 2.15pm


Tickets are free of charge. 


Audience participation is key to the performance, and standing room only.

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In the press

Journalist Paul Mason to make his theatre debut at the Young Vic in Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere read more on The Evening Standard

David Lan
Broadcast Director
Tim van Someren
Production Designer 
Jeremy Herbert
Video Director 
Ali Hossaini
Lighting Designer 
Nicki Brown
Sound Designer 
Peter Rice
Video Editor
Tristan Shepherd
Julia Horan CDG   


Khalid Abdalla
Paul Mason
Sirine Saba
Lara Sawalha

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