In A Right State! (2014-2016)


“I simply can’t speak highly enough of Banner Theatre! A brilliant mix of music, film, humour and politics. It’s a terrific way of reminding us why we need to keep angry, keep organising and keep fighting. Bring everyone you can, old and young – particularly young – to see this show.”   Jon Berry, Secretary, St Albans TUC


In A Right State!

The production unpicks the government’s current neo-liberal austerity agenda with a particular focus on the NHS. It celebrates the struggles of past generations who fought to create the welfare state, and of current generations, such as the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign, who are fighting to defend our services from the latest Tory surgical attacks.


In A Right State! also includes dynamic stories of defiance from disability campaigners in Cardiff and anti-bedroom tax campaigners in Birmingham. These interviews, interwoven with powerful, poignant songs and images of struggle, offer an antidote to the Tory Blitzkrieg of cuts and privatisation.


The show is continually being updated as events unfold.


In a Right State! is flexible and can be tailored to fit slim wallets and wide contexts, including rallies, community socials, union branch meetings and education courses.


Produced with financial support from UNISON, PCS and the NUJ.