Bring us the troubles of the world, this city's crises and the hope in your hearts.
Uninvited Guests are in town. We call on the people of Bristol to gather with us, to read the day's newspapers together, to speak and to listen.
We will give voice to the concerns of the hour!
We will question the powers that be!
We will make things better! We will make things better!
This is a town hall meeting and a radio broadcast, a public protest and the news of your world. In these times of crisis we make a collective ministry with you, our society of friends. Possessed by the spirits of corporate fat cats, cabinet ministers and media tycoons, we invoke the demons of the day, in order to banish them forever. Frothing at the mouth, we dance it out, rock out and rage on your behalf.
Each show will draw on the day's news and will be about whatever matters to you. We'll speak the unspeakable and think the unthinkable for you.
Produced by Fuel.
Make Better Please is a collaboration with Lewis Gibson. Commissioned and developed by Theatre Bristol, Bristol Old Vic and BAC. Funded by Arts Council England. Developed with the support of Beaford Arts.
Recommended 16+, Running Time: Approx 75 mins, no interval.
Images: Ben Dowden
In 2012 Make Better Please has been performed at Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, 24-25 February, Unity Theatre, Liverpool, 2-3 March, Manor Hall, Berrynarbor, 23 March, Beaford Village Hall, 24 March, Moseley Friends Institute as part of Fierce Festival, Birmingham, 30 March-1 April, West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of Transform 12 Festival, Leeds, 22 April, BAC, London, 1-12 May and Northern Stage, Newcastle, 15-16 June; Bristol Old Vic, 21-23 March, 2013; ARC, Stockton-on-Tees, 8 May.
The first performances of Make Better Please were at Bristol Old Vic from 17 - 20 November 2010.