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Published: 7 Apr 2014

Early Days (Of A Better Nation)


A new interactive theatre show currently seeking funding on Kickstarter reflects an increasing Generation Y attitude towards reshaping society in radical new ways.

Early Days (Of a Better Nation) will explore the current economic and political landscape in the UK, and how our lives could be changed with simple adjustments to government policies and an injection of fresh ideas. During the performance, audience members will be encouraged to share their thoughts and guide the argument on stage to realise what, in their minds, would be the perfect ending. 

The Coney organisation is behind the unique play, which will feature the UK-based interactive theatre company’s typical game-like, digital design. Organisers have been working with academics, charities and young people to understand how the nation feels about the political systems that influence our lives, and performers will be briefed on a range of detailed political arguments to challenge the audiences.

If funded, the play will be performed and toured in the UK in the autumn of 2014, spreading a ‘hacktivist’ mentality shared by start-ups like the Rolling Jubilee – a US campaign which taps crowdfunding to eradicate debt.   

For more on this dynamic attitude towards democracy and society, see Gen Y: A Force For Change, one report from the recently published Austerity Macro Trend