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#10yearsafter: Neoliberalism – The Break-up Tour

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Neoliberalism comes under the microscope in this new interactive performance.

Having toured the world in triumph for decades, playing to packed houses of adoring fans from politics, business and the media, the glory days of neoliberal economics are coming to an end. It’s time to park up the neoliberal tour bus and find a new way forward.

Where did it all go so right? How did it all go so wrong? With the impacts of climate change, poverty and inequality growing, and a political backlash threatening the fabric of civilisation, can we move forward rapidly enough to prevent disaster and bring about a better future?

In this performance, author and political economist Andrew Simms and playwright and activist Sarah Woods take us on a whirlwind, unfinished tour of our collective economic fate.

Warning: if you attend this show you will become part of the solution...

Sarah Wood creates performances, films, events and campaigns in collaboration with communities, scientists and specialists.

Her theatre work has been produced by the RSC, The Hampstead, Soho Theatre and the BBC, regional theatres and touring companies. Recent productions include: AFTER HIROSHIMA (London Bubble); META (Cardboard Citizens/Wellcome Trust); THE ROADLESS TRIP (Artsadmin, UK tour), a performance piece about systemic change; BENEFIT (Cardboard Citizens, UK tour) looking at recent changes to the benefit system. Many of her plays are published by Oberon Books.

Sarah has written extensively for Radio 4, most recently BORDERLAND, imagining a possible post-Brexit UK, an adaptation of William Morris’ NEWS FROM NOWHERE; A SPECK OF DUST about austerity and inequality; original drama-documentaries about climate change GETTING TO ZERO and GETTING TO FOUR DEGREES; and WATCH ME looking at the neuroscience and lived experience of empathy.

For Birmingham Opera, Sarah is currently writing an original opera with the composer Giorgio Battistelli.

Sarah has worked on The Co-operative Group’s ANTI TAR SANDS and FRACK FREE UK campaigns, the Fabian Society’s FOOD AND POVERTY COMMISSION, and the Centre for Alternative Technology’s ZERO CARBON: MAKING IT HAPPEN project. She is currently working on NATIONAL CLEAN AIR DAY, and the Ashden Trust’s VISIONING LONDON project.

She ran the MPhil in Playwrighting at Birmingham University from 2002 to 2006 and currently teaches playwrighting and Art For Change at Manchester University. Sarah is Cardboard Citizens’ Narrative Artist and a Wales Green Hero.

Andrew Simms is an author, analyst and campaigner. His several books include The New Economics, Ecological Debt: Global Warming & the Wealth of Nations, Tescopoly: How One Shop Came Out on Top and Why it Matters, Do Good Lives Have to Cost the Earth? and most recently Cancel the Apocalypse: The New Path to prosperity.

Andrew contributes regularly to the Guardian and BBC, and co-founded the New Weather Institute. He is a research associate at the Centre for Global Political Economy, University of Sussex, a Fellow of nef (the New Economics Foundation) where he was also Policy Director for ten years and established its Climate Change, Energy and Interdependence Programme. He co-founded the Green New Deal group, the climate campaign onehundredmonths.org and devised Earth Overshoot Day.

A political economist and environmentalist, Andrew studied at the London School of Economics and has written widely on the political economy of both global and local economies, and is on the board of the Transition Network. He was the originator and co-ordinator of the influential Clone Town Britain campaign and led its work on the Great Transition. New Scientist magazine called him a ‘master at joined up progressive thinking.’

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