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Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere

BBC Two, 10pm 22 July

by Paul Mason
Direction David Lan

This show will be broadcast on BBC Two on 22 July at 10pm


The Maria

"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.

Direction 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

Casting Julia Horan CDG


Khalid Abdalla, Paul Mason, Sirine Saba, Lara Sawalha 

Paul Mason talks to Huck Magazine about where progressive and protest movements are headed in the Trump-Brexit era.

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.

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