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Writer : a collective of Mansfield voices
Director : Jayne Williams

'The first rule of Protest Club is, you do not stop talking about Protest Club...who's with me?'

An 82 year old anarchist is rallying the troops for one last protest. With clipboard in hand and megaphone switched on, our passionate pensioner discovers that others don't necessarily share her enthusiasm to get up and stand up for their rights. Does protest make a difference? Can we even be bothered? When does protest turn into rebellion? If Mansfield finds its voice, will the rest of Britain listen, or should we travel to the capital to be heard?

Created by an intergenerational community group in Mansfield, with participation director, Jayne Williams, Protest Club is a new comedy drama that animates the art of protest, from having a good grumble about the things that niggle, to the bigger issues that we simply have to shout about.

A performance of Protest Club was performed at Mansfield Central Library on 21 September ais the culmination of an 18 month long partnership with Headlong. New Perspectives is delighted to be one of four partners nationally to take part in Headlong Futures, a new collaboration focusing on gathering stories in specific communities. Over this period, conversations have been shared through theatre exploring what makes a place home and a national celebration of the project will take place in Bristol in February 2019.

To listen to a new bank of fascinating audio stories created under the banner Mansfield Musings as part of the Headlong Futures project click here

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New Perspectives is an East Midlands based national touring theatre company, with a specialty in creating dynamic performances for rural audiences. We make ambitious and original theatre, focusing on new writing, adaptations and revivals, which we present in community settings and venues nationally and internationally. We provide career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and manage the rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts . 

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