Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement Unit

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South London’s premier gay socialist folk band (probably) teams up with a C17th rebel to share the history of English protest and dissent. Come and find out what Gerrard Winstanley makes of England today…

Expect a song, a dance and maybe the start of the revolution!


Next venue:

5th Nov at 7:30pm, 6th Nov at 2pm and 7:30pm at the Brady Centre, Whitechapel, East London as part of Freedom and Independence Theatre Festival

Gerrard Winstanley’s True and Righteous Mobile Incitement Unit

Performed and devised by Rhiannon Kelly and the Black Smock Band (Andy Bannister, Paul Burgess & Dan Cox), using historical texts and songs, original songs from the band and new writing from Alex Swift and members of the company.

Directed by Paul Burgess
Collaborating peformers/devisers: Sarah Jeanpierre, Matthew Beattie and John Bryden
Mobile Incitement Unit designed and created by artist Andy Bannister
Project Management by Maeve O’Neill
Produced by Daedalus Theatre Company & Rua Arts
Commissioned by Ovalhouse
Supported by Queen Mary University & Design Trail Brixton

For more information and to book a performance at your venue please contact us.

Venue programmers are invited to look at our YouTube Playlist, which contains rehearsal extracts and footage of our Poplar Union work-in-progress performance.

Mobile Incitement at Brixton City Festival
Mobile Incitement at Brixton City Festival
Mobile Incitement at Ovalhouse
Mobile Incitement at Latitude Festival – Photos: Andy Bannister/Payam Torabi

Thanks to all who came to our Brixton City Festival shows at Ovalhouse and at the Festivals Hub in Brixton, or to our tea parties and and shows at Queen Mary uni, Poplar Union and Latitude Festival. If you didn’t manage to give us any feedback, please use this very short survey to do so.

There are more lovely photos from Latitude here. And you can see us at Queen Mary uni’s Festival of Communities here.

Please tell the world about us, too. If you’re on social media the hashtag is #mobileincitement.

We’re now focused on the next stage of the project, which is to get it touring the country. Please get in touch if you can help!