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Truant's Artistic Director Billy Cowan has been working hard, together with colleague Kim Wiltshire, on a new book Scenes from the Revolution which is to be published by Pluto Press and Edge Hill University Press on the 20th September 2018. 

The paperback will be available from Amazon and other bookshops for £19.99
  
Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of political theatre in Britain. Including 'lost' scripts from companies including Broadside Mobile Workers Theatre, The Women's Theatre Group and The General Will, with incisive commentary from contemporary political theatre makers, the book asks the essential questions: What can be learnt from our rich history of political theatre? And how might contemporary practitioners apply these approaches to our current politically troubled world?
 
Beginning with a short history of pre-1968 political theatre - covering Brecht, Joan Littlewood and Ewan McColl - the editors move on to explore agit-prop, working-class, Theatre in Education, theatre and race, women’s theatre and LGBTQ theatre. Featuring many of the leading voices in the field, then and now, Scenes from the Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in politics in the arts.
  
Scenes ... will be launched at the following venues:

24 October      Home, Manchester
26 October     The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University
02 November Foyles, Charing Cross Rd, London
11 November Outburst, Queer @ Queens, Belfast

Tickets will be free and booking details to follow soon.