Populace inThe Independent on Sunday

Politics is staging a comeback

Fewer of us may be voting, or helping in political campaigns, but there’s a growing dramatic interest in those who govern us. Kate Youde reports

“It is a desire to empower audiences that has led Populace – a theatre company founded in response to last year’s cuts protest outside Fortnum & Mason – to use immersive techniques. Artistic director Tom Ross-Williams said many satires excluded people not engaged with politics, and verbatim theatre could be a “bit pacifying”.”

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