Annie Lowry Thomas - After Party
An election plays out on a television.
A party plays out on Zoom.
A group of people come together in a darkened room.
Maybe they’re friends or maybe strangers, but nobody wants to go to bed and nobody wants to go home.
After Party is an autobiographical performance of personal and political comedowns growing up in the aftermath of New Labour.
It begins with the election party Annie’s Dad threw in 1997, and reimagines possible parties from the past, present and future, all scored by a live DJ.
It's a show about late nights, early mornings, Zoom seshes, party politics and men who let you down. It's about Britpop, Brexit, broken promises and 7am breakdowns. It's about Tony Blair and all of our Dads.
After Party takes on a new charged relevance in a post pandemic world, where parties were prohibited (except in Downing Street) and politics feels hopeless.
What comes after the party, and what comes after that? You know what they say, things can only get worse...
Supported by Creative Scotland and Tramway
Loud noises, strobe lighting, flashing lights, strong langue, smoke
Recommended for ages 16+
ACCESS - BSL interpreted by Roy Thomson on Thursday 25 May
Produced by Hacks
Creative Producing Support: Jack Tully
Technical Stage Manager: Louise Gregory
DJ: Adam Stearns
Video Support: Daniel Hughes