'It matters that we are there; it matters that these stories are told. It matters that we listen.' The Guardian ****
The gods are in the betting shops, the gods are in the cafe,
The gods can’t afford the deposit on their flat...
Winged sandals tearing up the pavement,
Me, you, everyone, brand new ancients
An epic spoken word performance of every day Gods, Brand New Ancients follows two South London families as their respective generations grow and intertwine into a parable of modern life. Highlighting the immortal and very real truths of love and loss, Brand New Ancients is a call to arms for the modern day hero. Set over an exhilarating live score played by tuba, cello, violin, drums and electronics, that finds the gods of today all around us and reveals that our true heroes are much closer than we think.
Post show discussion Fri 7 Mar
A Kate Tempest and Battersea Arts Centre co-production
Co-commissioned by the Albany
Supported by Arts Council England