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How To Occupy An Oil Rig (ARC Stockton)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

The minute I walked in and got handed a lump of plasticine, my inner five year old did a fist-pump. ‘How To Occupy An Oil Rig’ is a step by step guide to the practical elements of protesting, from joining a protest march to safely chaining yourself to a radiator. With jumbo Lego bricks, plasticine people and lurid wigs, everything appears childlike and whimsical, but beneath this façade is a compelling and very grown-up appeal to action. Provocative, playful and engaging, this earnest performance makes you believe that you can and should be changing the world. If you decide against occupying an oil rig today, do the next best thing and track down an ‘ARC Stockton’ show, I guarantee your world will be changed.

Northern Stage at St Stephen’s, until 24 Aug (not 12, 19), 12.35pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Holly Sharp]