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Powder Keg presents

Morale is High (Since we gave up Hope)

The debut from Hodgkiss Award-winning Powder Keg; a theatre-meets-gig that smashes pop and politics in some space age futuristic Hadron Collider, to create an ongoing evaluation of our political climate. Through intertwining narratives, the show tries to predict what will happen between now and the next general election in 2020, exploring the effects of popular culture, political policy and inane day-today actions on who we choose to vote for.

Morale is High (Since we gave up Hope) has been developed with the help of Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield and the kindness of Partisan Collective.

“The storytelling is superb and deeply moving… An engaging show by a talented company with a powerful message.” – Quiet Man Dave

★★★★ “If Morale is High is disjointed, at times vague, chaotic, and short of conclusions, that’s all rather appropriate given what the show is about… [A] constantly engaging whirlwind of a show…” – The Reviews Hub

“A heartfelt piece that, in form as well as narrative, dramatises the contradictions of caring in a globally connected world.” – British Theatre Guide

“A show full of ideas.” – Manchester Theatre Awards

Morale is High is in control of its own daftness, it is a show of daftness, through which it communicates its deep anxieties about what we are diverting ourselves from.” – James Varney

“I loved how they delivered this play… It was fast paced without being too fast, and slow without dragging. One of the reasons I love theatre is s because it’s a good way to tackle difficult or uncomfortable topics, and Morale Is High achieved this well.” – Frances B

“This is theatre in an argument with itself; a scrappy dialogue between anger and apathy.” – Exeunt