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

By Anders Lustgarten

A Day on the Racists is a gorgeous 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 realm most desirable on the Finborough Theatre, March 2010.

Set within the comparable constituency that BNP chief Nick Griffin is to face for within the approaching 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 will be attracted to the BNP and diagnoses the deeper reason behind that allure: the political abandonment and betrayal of the operating classification by way of New Labour.

The plot is as follows: Pete Case was whatever - 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 most sensible mate's company, 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 reveals unforeseen wish: Gina is younger, combined race and status for Parliament on a platform of assisting the local people. She is status for the British nationwide social gathering. As Pete's rage and depression progressively conquer his longstanding loathing of the BNP, he's drawn into the area of Gina's crusade and unearths himself entangled in a nightmare of political machinations that pit his closest relationships - son, most sensible mate, lover - opposed to his longest-held ideals and newfound aims.

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