Two Destination Language: Manpower

Date:Wed 21 Nov
Time:7.30pm
Venue:J2
Price:£12.50 (£8 con)

Total Theatre Award winners Two Destination Language take you on a playful tongue-in-cheek romp through men, expectations, work and economics in the years since Britain voted to be a part of Europe.

A DIY project. A DJ set. A celebration of everyday maleness.

Soundtracked on vinyl by the music of the forty years pre-Brexit, Manpower takes a satirical look at the changing male roles that led to the cry ‘we want our country back’ and sets about reclaiming the little things; the right song, the right bolt for the job, the everyday pleasures of the working man… especially those who aren’t working now.

Silent battles of power drive a political commentary on Britain's working men over the last 40 years as a British man and an Eastern European woman share the stage. Music, wood and vinyl create a picture of England today and how it came to this.

★★★★ The Scotsman

“a deeply cynical and darkly hilarious take on British masculinity since the time of Thatcher” The Stage 

 

This show is BSL interpreted

★★★★ The Scotsman

“a deeply cynical and darkly hilarious take on British masculinity since the time of Thatcher” The Stage 

“dense and thick with images, meaning, wit, irony, guts and big questions”  Lucy J Skilbeck, Milk Presents 

“It may look rough and ready, as the woman weaves through logs on the stage and the man heaves pieces of timber, but timing is split second perfect and the physical actions, dialogue and music (played live on vinyl) fall together seamlessly.  In the end it’s an unsettling and slightly absurd show, and yet it is immensely thought provoking and very funny.  Three days later I’m still processing the messages.  That’s good theatre.” Quiet Man Dave, Manchester

Age: 14+ 

Duration: 1 hr

Bar and Box Office open 1 hour before show start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

This show is BSL interpreted.

Supported by Arts Council England, the University of Chichester, Salisbury Arts Centre and The Point Eastleigh.

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