Workshop-performance - Meerut (1931): Anti-imperialism, Agitprop, and the Workers’ Theatre Movement

In association with Creation Theatre, we will be presenting a workshop-performance of Meerut (1931), one of the most important of the Workers’ Theatre Movement’s early agit-prop sketches. Meerut describes the trial and imprisonment of a group of trade union leaders in India through ‘mass declamation’ and was described by Ewan MacColl, founder of the Red Megaphones, as ‘quite the most exciting bit of theatre’ he ever saw. Following the performance, discussion of the play’s context will be led by Nicholas Owen, Associate Professor of Politics.