Little Platoons

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About the Show Less...

Moving from satire to family drama, Little Platoons follows a group of parents who found a new 'free school' only to discover the flaws in the ideal. Read More >

Dark new comedy Little Platoons takes the pulse of Coalition Britain by exploring what the retreat of the state and the growth of people power might actually mean. Moving from satiric comedy to poignant family drama, it asks why we are all so obsessed with education and what happens when we get what we wish for.

In Little Platoons, a group of West London parents are driven by desperation to take the new government up on their offer and start their own ‘free school’. They want to create an education that their children will enjoy rather than endure. But as they find their lives given over to a disturbing version of the Big Society, their fervour turns to panic.

Little Platoons writer Steve Waters’s previous work for the Bush theatre includes The Contingency Plan, which was shortlisted for 2009 John Whiting Award.

Little Platoons plays alongside The Knowledge at the Bush theatre as part of The School Season.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 19/01/2011

Opening Night: 24/01/2011

Closing Night: 19/02/2011

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Joanne Froggatt, Christopher Simpson, Susannah Harker, Claire Price, Andrew Woodall, Richard Henders, Joe Cole, Kerron Darby, Holli Dempsey, Mandheep Dillon, Otto Farrant

Creative

Director - Nathan Curry

Producer - Bush theatre

Author - Steve Waters

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