Dublin Theatre Festival

Gob Squad

Revolution Now!

Concept by Gob Squad

Venue Samuel Beckett Theatre
Date 12 Oct - 15 Oct 7.30pm
Duration Between 1hr 30mins -2hrs 30mins. Varies with performances (no interval)

Performed and Devised by Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Laura Tonke, Bastian Trost and Simon Will

Proudly supported by

'Revolution Now!' Proudly supported by<br><br>A Goethe Institut 50 Years
'Revolution Now!' Proudly supported by<br><br>Federal Foreign Office

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Gob Squad demands a revolution. Now. The first steps have been taken. The auditorium has been stormed, the box office has been occupied. All without bloodshed so far...

 With all the technology they can get their hands on and a charm offensive that uses cups of tea, cake and electric guitars, Gob Squad will reach out to the masses and incite them to rise up.  Equipped with cameras, live links, big screens, wireless transmitters and long, long cables they’ll be broadcasting the revolution out into the world. This revolution WILL be televised. Live. 

 Since 1994 Gob Squad has used the language of film, TV and pop music to explore the complexities and absurdities of contemporary culture. Always provocative, entertaining and emotionally charged, in this search for clarity the audience is faced with the same questions. Whose side are we on? What do we want and how far are we prepared to go?

 Co-produced by donaufestival Niederösterreich, Schauspiel Köln and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz with support from Berliner Kulturverwaltung.

 Performed in English.

May contain nudity.




TALKING THEATRE Members of the Company. Oct 12, Post-show 10pm (approx).

PANEL DISCUSSIONS The Radical Mind: Oct 8, 1pm. Goethe Institut. More Berlin than Boston?: Oct 1, 1pm. Project Arts Centre. For more information, see Special Events.

"...all tremendous, giddying fun...our part in the game is beguiling, believing that theatre can reach beyond its confines and change somebody's worldview...it felt for a stirring moment as though theatre and politics had forged a non-partisan alliance." Irish Times

★ ★ ★ ★