The Political Arena

A concept trailer presented by Fake Newspaper Theatre Company

In a far-flung future, civilisation has been decimated by a pandemic so horrific that our planet’s most brilliant leaders never bothered to do anything about it.

When humanity finally rose again from the ashes of its forefathers, it was clear that we needed a new system of governance. Elections were just far too boring and difficult to understand. So, some of the world’s most average minds came together to devise a new political system, worthy of a new world. One that would bring humanity to the level of our evolutionary cousins…

So slip on a tie, squeeze into your lycra, and step into THE POLITICAL ARENA. Because there’s only one way to choose the next prime minister: through bloody brutal wrestling matches!

And yes, the matches are real. Any dissenter who claims otherwise will be promptly dealt with.

Content warnings: stage combat/mild demonstrations of violence, political issues, potentially confronting themes.

Access: YouTube captioning


Director: Finn Lloyd (he/him, they/them)
Producer, Welfare Manager: Marcie Di Bartolomeo (they/them)
Co-writer: Hei Kam (any pronouns)
Costume Designer: Elizabeth Dewing (she/her)
Sound Designer: Aj Brown (he/him)
Publicity, Stuntman: Callum Johnston (he/him)

Lucy Grant (she/her)
Benjamin Newell (he/him)
Joe McCombe (he/him)
Jan Sam (he/him, they/them)
Giles Dewing (he/him)
Atticus Corr (he/him)
Elizabeth Dewing (she/her)
Company: Fake Newspaper Theatre Company

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