The Candidate

The Candidate

5 (1) · Site Specific/Immersive, Contemporary DramaNew Writing

You can't always get what you want...


Behind closed doors is an opportunity to change the game. Your candidate needs you to participate in a unique polling session, helping to shape his ideals, policy and image. He can be whatever you want him to be, make the promises you need him to make, and carefully adjust how he looks to suit
your taste.

Perception is at the forefront of politics, and the digital age leaves no stone unturned in the quest to satisfy our hunger for information – not only as commentary on current affairs, but also as a leisure activity, shaping our perspective, exposing us to selective aspects of politics and mutating public figures into mass entertainment. The Candidate explores the complex relationship between the public and its prospective leaders. Delving into the draw to power, and the new, malleable means by which to grasp it, The Candidate traces the journey of a prospective leader as a pawn in his own game using the public as co-conspirators; but at its core is the key question – who is playing whom?

The Lab Collective create performance to engage, challenge and thrill our audiences. The work they make is intended to heighten the audience’s experience by breaking the barrier between the performer and spectator, whether this be an intimate one on one experience, or a larger scale performance. Much of their work is socially and politically engaged and asks questions about issues which impact us all, giving a voice to unheard stories – told not only by the performers – but by the
audience themselves.


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Date & time

Show ended
Wed Apr 29 - Sat May 16, Wed - Sat 7.15pm & 8.30pm.


Broadgate Theatre, 2 Finsbury Ave, London, ECM 2PF London, UK · Get Directions

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