'Dramatic' twist to anti-PFI campaign
UNISON sponsors 7:84 'Private Agenda' tour - based on
the voices of its members
UNISON's long-running campaign against PFI/PPP has taken
a dramatic step forward, with sponsorship of a major tour
of 7:84 Theatre Company's new show 'Private Agenda'.
The tour that started in Paisley on 3 Sept will take an extraordinary
new play to most of Scotland - from Stranraer to Thurso (tour
The play has been created from the real life stories of campaigners,
workers and users of Scotland's public services - many UNISON
members amongst them.
Lorenzo Mele, 7:84's Artistic Director says: "It promises
to be a surreal, maddening and hilarious trip through the
corridors and wards of privately financed hospitals and schools.
"It starts with a trip over the bridge to Skye, uncovers
corporate cuts in Caithness, finds fighting in Fort William
and pillaging in Perth's Royal Infirmary!"
As part of the sponsorship, UNISON has arranged ticket deals
for members at some of the venues, and we are suggesting to
branches that they buy tickets for members in their locality.
Already many branches have opted into this. Contact Marianne
Maxwell at 7:84 (0141-334 6686) to arrange a group visit.
In addition the company is giving the audience a chance to
air their views on the local issues and campaigns. After each
performance they will create a 'Public Space' and invite local
guest speakers, so that they (and you) can have their say.
2-4 Sept Paisley Arts Centre
7 Sept Stranraer The Ryan Centre
8 Sept Kilmarnock Palace Theatre
9 Sept Dunfermline Carnegie Hall
10/11 Sept Musselburgh Brunton Theatre
14 Sept Huntly The Gordon Schools
15 Sept Lossiemouth High School
16 Sept Aboyne Deeside Theatre
17 Sept Aberdeen Lemon Tree
18 Sept Fraserburgh Dalrymple Arts Centre 21-25 Sept Glasgow
29 Sept Cumbernauld Theatre
2 Oct Dumfries Theatre Royal
5-7 Oct Perth Perth Rep Theatre
9 Oct Portree Aros Centre
12 Oct Thurso Mill Theatre
13 Oct Fort William Nevis Centre
15 Oct Ballachulish Village Hall
16 Oct Oban Corran Halls
19-23 Oct Edinburgh Traverse Theatre
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