Little Soldier Productions


Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 1 Jul, 20:00


Mercè used to protest in the streets but now she just gets angry on Facebook. Patricia has turned forty and is worried her son will hate her for not making more of a difference. Dan thinks it’s all connected to bees and Thomas… well, Thomas is the only real musician in the show, and guess what 80% of it is? Music. An unpredictable and urgent theatrical counter protest. A show about changing the world, with a live rock band. Welcome to the revolution. It’s gonna get messy.

From the makers of The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, winner of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014.

Developed at Battersea Arts Centre, originally commissioned by HOME, Manchester.

“These clowns know exactly what they are doing” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian (on Don Quixote)

Why Derailed?
On the 26th of March 2011 we both marched down the streets of London, protesting at the NHS cuts. At the time Patricia worked at the National Gallery and Mercè worked as a waitress. We were both far from home, but we both felt inspired: we believed that people could come together and try to make the world different. It made us friends. And we began making theatre (and people quite liked it).

We travelled around our new country, meeting friends and telling stories. But we lost sight of that moment. As did so many people, it seems. So we want to re-find it. We think we can change the world. Not just us, but everyone. 

Ticket information

Tickets £12, £10 concessions, £8 members - become a member

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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