Stephen Thompson’s Spincycle, a play about politicans and media spin that couldn’t be more timely if it tried

SPINCYCLE – 9th -19th November TheatreN16

Britney is in the charts, Blair is in Number 10, and butter is bad for you.

Steve Thompson (writer of Doctor Who, Silk, Sherlock, Upstairs Downstairs and Jericho), began his working life as an intern in an advertising agency. Spincycle takes you in to the world where anything and anyone can be repositioned and rebranded. Giving an insider glimpse at the mechanisms used to manipulate consumers, public opinion and the electorate.

It’s the mid noughties and the ad agency is struggling in an increasingly ruthless marketplace. To boost their failing finances Jane, the head of the agency, takes a risk on rebranding a Tory MP, and gets more than she bargained for….

The Canting Crew are thrilled to present the professional premiere of Spincycle written in 2003. This is our 5th project since forming in 2013 and we aim to create theatrical experiences that are both innovative, accessible and exciting for a modern audience. Our previous shows include the English language premiere of ‘Comedy – A Tragedy in One Act’ by Nikos Kazantzakis, which was performed at Sadler’s Wells in 2014.

Stephen Oswald, Artistic Director of the Canting Crew has been acting, writing, directing and evolving theatre and physical performance pieces for over 25 years. His work has gained critical praise, a nomination for an Edinburgh Fringe First and New Scottish Writing Awards.

We are delighted to be working with TheatreN16, a new and unique venue, in Balham. TheatreN16 make it affordable for new and ambitious theatre companies, such as the Canting Crew to produce new work, whilst creating an artistic hub within its South London community.

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