A Day at the Racists (Modern Plays) by Anders Lustgarten

By Anders Lustgarten

A Day on the Racists is a beautiful new piece of political theatre from award-winning playwright Anders Lustgarten: a devastatingly well timed exam of the increase of the BNP in London, released to coincide with the area prime on the Finborough Theatre, March 2010.

Set within the similar constituency that BNP chief Nick Griffin is to face for within the coming near near basic Election, A Day on the Racists is a uniquely courageous and perceptive piece of political theatre. It either makes an attempt to appreciate why humans may be interested in the BNP and diagnoses the deeper reason behind that appeal: the political abandonment and betrayal of the operating type by way of New Labour.

The plot is as follows: Pete Case was anything - a number one Labour celebration organiser within the neighborhood vehicle factories. Now he struggles to get by means of as a decorator as immigrant employees undercut his top mate's enterprise, his son Mark cannot get a role or onto the housing record and no-one, from his Labour MP to his granddaughter's instructor, turns out to care. Then Pete unearths unforeseen desire: Gina is younger, combined race and status for Parliament on a platform of supporting the area people. She is status for the British nationwide social gathering. As Pete's rage and melancholy steadily conquer his longstanding loathing of the BNP, he's drawn into the realm of Gina's crusade and reveals himself entangled in a nightmare of political machinations that pit his closest relationships - son, top mate, lover - opposed to his longest-held ideals and newfound aims.

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