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The Bread and Roses Theatre Company present Bloodletting

BloodlettingThe Winner of The Bread & Roses Playwriting Competition 2015 is staged in an exclusive three-nights-only showcase production as part of the first ever Clapham Fringe!

Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm at The Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ London In the next generation from now the divide between ‘have’ and ‘have not’ has grown ever starker. Abi is an underprivileged young woman who dreams of going to university and changing the world, but the only way she can afford the prohibitive cost of education is to sell her blood.

Wealthy older people who want to prolong their lives purchase ‘young blood’ via direct transfusion. Bea is one of these women, and Abi persuades her to sign on as a regular client. But the blood-letting agency Abi works for takes a hefty commission. Despite her full client list, Abi can’t get ahead financially. Abi needs to find a way to make more money and turns to Caleb, a charismatic, self-proclaimed entrepreneur for help. They are determined to get what they want – but the price is high.

Bloodletting was selected out of more than 140 submissions as the Winner of The Bread & Roses Playwriting Competition 2015 and is produced by The Bread & Roses Theatre Company (BRTC), in-house company at the Bread & Roses Theatre and organisers of the Clapham Fringe.

Praise for previous BRTC productions:
★★★★★ “a great performance” – 5 stars, Remotegoat
★★★★★ “a feast for the eyes” – 5 stars, femalearts
“this kind of venue proves what can be accomplished in the city’s smaller performance spaces, and in defiance of contested arts funding” – 17Percent

Listing Details:
Bloodletting by Emma Gibson
Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th September at 7.30pm
at The Bread & Roses Theatre, 68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4 6DZ London
www.claphamfringe.com/
www.breadandrosestheatre.co.uk

Last Updated Sunday 13th September 2015

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