Amnesty International Freedom of Expression and Fringe First Award winners LUNG (E15, The 56 and Chilcot) follows the real life stories of Muslim teachers and governors who were accused of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools.
Trojan Horse was a local story that hit the national press, accusing ‘hardline’ Muslim teachers and governors of plotting extremism in Birmingham schools. Adapted from the real-life testimonies of those at the heart of the UK Government’s inquiry, critically acclaimed theatre company LUNG investigate what really happened. Originally developed with Leeds Playhouse, Trojan Horse is the story of a community torn apart by racial division, ‘British values’ and the culture of Prevent.
Making theatre with communities, by communities and for communities, LUNG is a national touring theatre company, developing innovative and politically driven work that broadens horizons and investigates modern Britain.
Age Guidance: 13+ (strong language)
Tickets: £12 | £10 conc | £5 U25s
***** "Perhaps the bravest and most astutely political of shows on up in Edinburgh this year is LUNG’s Trojan Horse. Piercing, relevant, terrifying and beautifully told…" - What's on Stage
***** "Trojan Horse is an urgent, important play that should be seen by everyone" - British Theatre Guide
- Wednesday, January 29, 2020
The Hat Factory
The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.
It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.
The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.
The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.
To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at Fahim.Qureshi@LutonCulture.com
Other Live Performance Events
Sat 25th Jan 2020
People's Park Cafe Fundraiser
Join us for live music, DJ, world food buffet, cash bar and an auction of promises. And fun!
25th Jan - 26th Jan 2020
Brit Funk Superband ATMOSFEAR Live in Luton Sat 25th Jan!
UK BritFunk superband ATMOSFEAR in Luton! Saturday 25th Jan at the Bear Club, Guildford Street, 2mins walk from Luton station. WE ONLY HAVE 100 TICKETS ON SALE so this will be very special and very exclusive indeed. Make sure you get yours quickly!
Mon 27th Jan 2020
Celebrating Beethoven's piano sonatas
Frenchman Patrick Hemmerlé plays piano music by Beethoven and also by four Russian composers.