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I went to the smallest theatre I think I have ever been in yesterday. The Tristan Bates Theatre on the edge of Covent Garden in London is part of the actors centre. The show was the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama production “This Is Not A Drill” performed by BA (Hons) Acting (CDT) students.
This is what they say about their production:

This is a letter to our children’s children.
We love you and we’re sorry.

We’re not sure what we’ve built, but you might have to start again. It’s undeniable. The future is coming. Red lines on graphs and water levels are rising and smart blue screens are getting smarter by the second. The big cars with tinted windows are driving past tired people walking along the roadside. The supersize bite of progress doesn’t taste quite the same as it did before.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL takes us on a journey across Outer and Inner Space, cyber landscapes and the kitchen floor. The international ensemble of actors brings vividly to life the struggle to think about what’s ahead when social conditioning has us checking our phones in the face of crisis. The result is darkly funny, highly theatrical, intelligent and surprising.

16 – 27 Feb. Tue-Sat, 7.30pm & Sun, 3pm.
Tickets £10 / £5 concs.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". © Patrick Baldwin 2016

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. © Patrick Baldwin 2016

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. Devised and performed by BA (Hons) Acting CDT students with BA (Hons) Theatre Practice.

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. "This Is Not A Drill". © Patrick Baldwin 2016

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. “This Is Not A Drill”. © Patrick Baldwin 2016

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