The Class Project
The Class Project
This is a show about belonging. About tribes and families. About the place you belong because you were born there, the places that are in your blood, but also the places you adopt and pretend are your home and the places you change yourself to try and belong in.
It’s about class mobility. And regional identity. And being a Thatcher’s child. It’s about education and 'making good’ for yourself. And maybe about how that can leave you exiled from the place you started. With nowhere to quite belong.
It’s about always being an imposter and trying to remember how to speak in your own voice.
‘Expertly made, inviting all of us to question how much of our own class is an outward protection, and how malleable that might be, depending on what we choose to leave behind.’
The Scotsman ****
‘A thoughtful and moving piece about social mobility, class warfare… and what happens
when you lose your real voice.’ The Guardian
Lighting Design by Katharine Williams, Sound by Edward Lewis. Produced by Arch 468.
Born and raised in Wolverhampton in the Black Country, Rebecca Atkinson-Lord trained at RADA and with Frantic Assembly, Complicite, Told by an Idiot, the Royal Opera House and the Young Vic. Her work has taken her from major international companies like Shakespeare’s Globe, Scottish Opera and the Royal Opera House, to intimate found spaces in London and beyond. She is Founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Loughborough Junction based theatre production and development hub, Arch 486 and from 2010-2016 was Director of Theatre at Ovalhouse in London.
The Class Project is a Theatre in the Mill commission, funded by Arts Council England and supported by ARC Stockton, Derby Theatre, The Bike Shed, Arch 468 and the Old Vic and by China Plate, mac birmingham, Warwick Arts Centre and In Good Company through the First Bite Festival
Followed by a post show talk.