Posted on 13/04/2010
On 2 May 2010, BBC Radio 3 will premiere a topical new play that skewers the absurdities of the General Election. And So Say All of Us is written by Dan Rebellato, from the Department of Drama and Theatre, in collaboration with Linda McLean and Duncan Macmillan - who have both guested on Royal Holloway playwriting courses. This new play imagines a very unusual election day, following it both through the unfolding of an absurdist political story and a delicately unsettling domestic drama. Out of this the plays spins a wild satire on politics, the media, and the failures of the political class and an exploration of the complex aspirations of the voting public.
The project began life as a 'Later' event for Paines Plough, curated by Dan Rebellato, trying to find new forms in which to explore the state of British politics and the collaboration between three writers has been an opportunity to share responsibility for the creative process, all three writers trusting one another to follow a shared flight of political fantasy. By turns hilarious, angry and lyrical, you'll want to put your cross on And So Say All of Us.
And So Say All of Us, 2 May 2010, 8.00pm, BBC Radio 3
Dan Rebellato's radio plays include Cavalry, Emily Rising, Erskine May, and adaptations of The Midwich Cuckoos, Dead Souls, and Girlfriend in a Coma. He has been twice nominated for a Sony Award for Drama. His stage plays include Chekhov in Hell, Longship, Static, Outright Terror Bold and Brilliant, and Here's What I Did With My Body One Day. Duncan Macmillan's plays for stage and radio include I Wish to Apologise for My Part in Apocalypse, Monster and The Most Humane Way to Kill a Lobster. Linda McLean's plays include Shimmer, Any Given Day, One Good Beating, Riddance and Strangers, Babies.