“Why political theatre is a complete waste of time”.

British playwright, Dennis Kelly, has recently sparked a fierce debate about the power of political theatre.  He gave the opening address at the Theatertreffen’s Stückemarkt in Berlin, Germany entitled Why political theatre is a complete fucking waste of time. Given that he is judged to be one of Europe’s leading political playwrights himself, you can see why Kelly’s words have caused a stir.

You can read the text of Kelly’s speech here Why political theatre is a complete fucking waste of time.

However, Matt Trueman, a theatre blogger questions Kelly’s view How polictical theatre changed it’s tune

The decision is yours. I know what I think……I’ll tell you later.

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