Political documentary theatre company, LUNG, are returning to Salford following a successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.
Founded in Barnsley, the company specialise in innovative and politically driven work, collaborating with local communities.
Helen Monks and Matt Woodhead, co-artistic directors of LUNG, said:
“If you look at every single play, the issues are really relatable
“We want to tell British stories that aren’t being spoken about enough.”
Lowry artists’ LUNG specialises in verbatim theatre, using real life quotes to form a true representation of events.
In 2014, documents alleging a conspiracy to Islamise Birmingham schools were leaked to the media.
LUNG investigate what really happened using material adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry.
More recently enjoyed success with their tour of ‘Who Cares’, which they created as Lowry artists, Gaddum and young carers from Salford.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Our documentary play, WHO CARES, is heading to @Summerhallery #EdFringe this Summer! Adapted from real-life testimonies, Who Cares examines our failing care system, the impact of austerity and what happens when a child becomes the parent. pic.twitter.com/ei5MHUckJ5
— LUNG (@LungTheatre) May 16, 2019
In 2018 LUNG won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and Fringe First Award for ‘Trojan Horse’.
‘Trojan Horse’ will be at the Lowry from Tuesday 8 to Saturday 12 October.