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Big Society The Musical
A surreal and gritty musical set against the backdrop of the UK economic cuts. Big Society The Musical
takes the action of austerity protest marches and the spectacle of a west end musical and weaves in a personal story of finding a voice. It is social politics set to music, hard hitting and authentic, lifted with the help of a little northern British humour. Linda is a strong woman in her late 40s who works with young offenders. Facing unemployment and the pending closure of her Youth Centre, Linda thinks only of Connor, a defiant 14-year-old who has no one apart from her. Linda risks her relationship, her home and her reputation to help him. But as she fights for control, she realizes she has none. When no one hears you shout... Sing! The film tells its story through 14 strong original musical numbers which range from hundreds of singing community members chanting down a street through to intimate and touching duets on a tall ship. The film embodies the everyday, from OAP's singing on allotments to female impersonators in smokey cabaret clubs, this improvised piece provides a familiar and ?real' look at the big society.
Archive :: film:S01481243928, venue:V254