New pieces inspired by current affairs happening now – a true Theatre/Film crossover.
Here’s the first one: Britain Isn’t Eating (food) – takes aim at the coalition government’s approach to food banks and the ‘feckless poor’. Theatre director Carrie Cracknell and social affairs writer Amelia Gentleman explain how they cooked up the play’s store-cupboard challenge
3rd: Death of England (sport) – explores a sport that embodies the country’s identity crisis. Director Clint Dyer and journalist Barney Ronay explain how they and the playwright Roy Williams explored racial tensions both on and off the pitch
4th: PPE (politics) – Inspired by the Farage laugh and the Cameron hand-splay, our microplay examines the power of politicians’ physical gestures – and the failure to engineer real change after the financial crisis
5th: Devil in the Detail (fashion) – Devil in the Detail explores the emotional relationship that women have with clothes. Director Christopher Haydon and Guardian writer Hadley Freeman explain how they and the playwright Chloe Moss created a dressing-room drama
6th: School Gate (education) – Director Gbolahan Obisesan and journalist Richard Adams explain how they and Rachel De-lahay created a study of perilous parental interaction outside neighbouring schools