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Foreign Affairs at The Cockpit

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Time 19:00
Date 14/11/18
Price £10

A new work-in-progress marrying personal & political, spoken word & storytelling, music & film, Foreign Affairs reflects upon the cultural & generational divisions we are left with upon leaving Europe

Dates and Times: Wed 14 - Sat 17 Nov, 19:00.

Nathan Evans takes a comic and poetic look at a pair of botched departures from forty-year unions: the UK’s exit from Europe, bien sûr, and Nathan’s British-born, Brittany-residing, Brexit-supporting father’s departure from the state of matrimony.

In 2002, having worked decades in a job he hated to raise three then twenty-something sons, Nathan’s Dad took redundancy, sold his semi-detached in Medway and bought a farmhouse in Brittany. The only French he knew was ‘oui’. Nathan’s Mum took the passenger seat, reluctantly.

In 2012, his mother phoned in tears: she’d been abandoned (for another woman) in the middle of Breton nowhere. She still couldn’t drive and her husband-manqué still could not speak French. The only son still speaking to both parents, Nathan had to play ‘Michel Barnier’ in the separation negotiations.

In 2016, the UK voted ‘non’ to the EU, dividing the nation (and family dinner tables) almost down the middle. In 2018, as Viola! begins, those separation negotiations are due to end and this new work-in-progress marrying personal and political, spoken word and storytelling, music and film, will reflect upon the cultural and generational divisions we are left with upon leaving.

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COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to attend Foreign Affairs at The Cockpit at 19:00 on Wednesday 14 November. To enter the competition, send an email to jamie@run-riot.com with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected.

Q: Out of the following, which project does Nathan have absolutely nothing to do with, whatsoever?
A: .1) The Book of Mormon .2) SwanSong .3) Femme Fatale .4) Flights of Fancy