‘Elites make the big decisions. But that’s okay, they’ve earned it. Right?”
Fresh from its award-winning premiere at the Manchester Fringe (2016), Manchester company Hidden Track Theatre bring their interactive theatre game about class, Standard:Elite, to Unity Theatre Liverpool as part of the Liverpool Fringe on 17th June at 6pm.
Standard:Elite is an irreverent homespun storytelling show with a difference – the audience get to decide how the story unfolds. At least, some of them do. Divided into Standards and Elites, and progressing through live game playing and real choices, the audience build a new show every night, whilst exploring issues of class, competition and privilege. In a new political landscape, this is anarchic political theatre with a new bite.
This is the ninth innovative performance from young company Hidden Track, a company who aim to take theatre to places where performance wouldn’t normally go. Their work sets out to blur the boundaries between performance and gaming and to bring working class voices and audiences back to the stage.
‘Elites’ will vote to change which way the story goes, while ‘Standards’ work to tell the story by playing games and competing to become Elites themselves. This highly original theatre experience won the award for Best New Writing at Manchester Fringe 2016 and wants Liverpool audiences to ask an important question: What do I deserve?
Create your own story.
Make your own choices.
Start your own class war.
Tickets for Standard:Elite are available via Unity Theatre’s website,http://www.unitytheatreliverpool.co.uk/whats-on and by calling the Box office on 0151 7094988. Tickets for the performance are priced at £5.