First Performance 29/09/2015
Closing 07/11/2015

The latest offering from Tooting Arts Club, the company behind the acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd in Harrington’s Pie and Mash Shop, Barbarians is a site-specific production staged in the former Central Saint Martins School of Art building in Soho.

In 1977, Britain had just emerged from a worldwide recession. It was the Queen’s Silver Jubilee year but Paul, Jan and Louis had little to celebrate. With widespread youth unemployment and little opportunity on the horizon, there was anarchy in the air.

Barrie Keeffe’s play follows the fluctuating fortunes of its three male characters on a journey both funny and brutal with a soundtrack that includes songs from The Clash, Sex Pistols and The Jam.

Steeped in the punk culture of that time, Saint Martins provides an apt setting for the play, which is as relevant now as it was then.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a site-specific production staged at Central St Martins School of Art, 111 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H ODU.

This show contains strong language and scenes of violence. It is suitable for individuals aged 14-years-old and older.

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