We should be on tour now with Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement Unit. Today we would have been at Slung Low’s venue The Holbeck. Slung Low’s work during the pandemic has been a source of inspiration nationwide, and it’s hard to think of a better place for a piece of theatre that’s all about reclaiming the collective, progressive side of England’s chequered past. Hopefully we can be there in 2021.
Health and the preservation of life obviously come first so we’re happy to postpone. But one of the ironies of the situation is that the original version of Mobile Incitement, made well before the first case of Covid-19 was detected, was an outdoor show and naturally quite socially-distant. Not only our subject matter but our format are truly of our time! Still, we need to be confidently past the worst of the pandemic before we can tour. John Ball, during the Peasants’ Revolt, famously declared that “Now is the time”. But right now, no, it isn’t.
Nonetheless, it’d be great to start thinking about how what to do with this project in the future, so we’re ready to leap into action at whatever point it becomes possible. And, given the world we re-enter won’t be the same as the one we left in March, we want to be completely open-minded about how to move forward. We’re open to all sorts of offers and suggestions. Perhaps the old touring model isn’t the best way any more.
You can read more about the project in our Bookers Info PDF. Here’s the cover to whet your whistle, followed by a contact form so we can send you the full thing: