Be Good Revolutionaries
Sample from soundtrack
"It was a year ago my heart stopped beating. My eyes are dry and withered and my throat gulps and croaks. I have borne this alone, this chill, this frozen state. Where were you? Do you even know what I’m talking about, you silent thief?"
"Give of your flesh (Emilia unfurls her pod and collapses to the ground) Give of your bones Crush all the demons with sticks and stones Lie with a stranger (Red pulls back the curtain. She’s putting on her clothes and has a small suitcase) Lie to a friend Learn to forgive and learn to pretend (Curly unfurls from his cocoon and drops) Run to the wild woods RUN RUN RUN!"
Mother breaks the children apart with an absurd frenzied military training routine. She plays ‘Born Free' on the record player.
"Dad? Show me how to find my way through the forest How to call foxes to me To make a bomb To curdle milk To break a wall down To touch a girl To fly by the seat of my pants To hide my feelings"
"“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?”"
"Today is the day we remember our dead. We put candles out to light their path to help them make their way to us. We build bowers of yellow flowers. We put out water because they will be thirsty. We wear their clothes."
"The fair one, staunch and strong my no-nonsense girl, ever able and honest…. or are you. Sometimes you slink away from me with side-long looks of scorn or despair."
"It’s time you were gone, honour your calling, make a road for yourself and trudge that path but not yet, not yet. I will tell you when the time is right it’s now or never come hold me tight. Night time is the right time for nautical dreams and mythical adventures. It’s only right that you take control but only when I say so. Do not think you know it all yet."
"This manic requiem of misdirected zeal is performed and directed with sharpness and hunger." - Time Out
"The show packs a visceral punch and demands both attention and respect." - What's on Stage.
"What you take away will depend upon what you bring to it, but whatever you take as its meaning it has an irresistible theatricality and physical presence that hold the attention" - British Theatre Review.
"The evening hits peaks with set-pieces of great theatricality." - One Stop Arts
"It establishes a spellbinding atmosphere of surreal menace, and creates many powerful moments and images." - Plays to See.
"As an experience, Be Good Revolutionaries feels intimate, immediate, and at times dangerous.... Be Good Revolutionaries plants seeds in its audience’s minds that will continue to grow long after we have left our seats." - Curtain Up
BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES
When will I know when I've grown up?
What does revolution mean to me?
Earth. Lemons. Blood. Memories...
1967. A compound. Somewhere in the jungle... In the hideaway house of a rebel leader's family, we enter a world of rituals and secrets. A stranger knocks on the door and a revolution is born.
BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES is about a generation living under the shadow of legacies and big ideas... BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES is about children who revolt. BE GOOD REVOLUTIONARIES is about us.
Digital Dirty Market - Jake Orr's digital investigation of our rehearsal process for Be Good Revolutionaries
Cast & Crew
Alex Britton - Curly
Liam Clark - The Soldier
Citlalli Milan - Dark
Laura O'Toole - Emilia
Juliet Prague - Ana
Francesca Dale - Red
Rebecca Thorn - Rosa / Singer / Musician
Georgina Sowerby - Co-director
Jon Lee - Co-director
Andy Thompson - Producer
Sarah Sansom - Producing consultant
Susan Sowerby - Paintings and Shrines
Christopher Lawley - Designer
Pablo Baz - Lighting Design
Josh Grey-Jung - Sound Design
Rebecca Thorn - Composer
Nick Rye - Additional music
Nick Ward - Sound Operator
Gaspard - Lighting Operator
Oscar Gibbs - The Source
Special Thanks to Rebecca Atkinson-Lord, Rachel Briscoe and all the Ovalhouse team.