Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market.
After a chance meeting with some posh kids, his Mum teaching him to talk properly on the phone and successfully persuading his parents to take him off free school meals, Scottee knew he didn’t want to be common.
In his final solo show, Scottee uncovers what it is to be embarrassed about where you’re from, how you can pretend to be posher than you are and explores why we all get a thrill playing god with green tokens from Waitrose.
This is a show for the middle classes.
“Class may not be an easy watch, but it is an important one… A deliberately uncomfortable watch.” – The Guardian
“There’s loads that’s great about this show… Scottee is a startling, galvanising performer, propelled along by righteous rage… Scabrously funny… Class will leave you prodded and provoked.” – The Arts Desk
“In Class, the precariousness of working-class lives are held up for a predominantly middle-class audience to scrutinise… Angry and raw.” – Stage Door
★★★★ “It’s furious and chilling… Questions about collective responsibility, and who theatre is really for, are not always addressed in performance. Scottee goes there, because few other people do.” – The List
★★★★ “Scottee creates theatres of discomfort… If you’re middle class, you might prefer to avoid a situation in which you’ll be caricatured, patronised or judged; not everyone, of course, has that luxury.” – The Scotsman
★★★★ “Class could not be more pertinent… As a performer, Scottee is blistering, raw and emotional… His anger begins measured, and rightly grows throughout the piece… This is not a show you leave feeling entertained, and that is the point.” – Broadway World
“The artist is confident and occasionally abrasive… [A] brutal confrontation of the ongoing iniquity of the class divide.” – The Stage (behind paywall)
Previous reviews include:
★★★★ “Brave, heartfelt and full of integrity.” – The Scotsman on The Worst of Scottee
“Deeply moving and strikingly intelligent theatre-making – and one that might well be Scottee’s most impressive feat.” – Exeunt on Putting Words in Your Mouth
★★★★ “Scottee’s work often comes in camouflage. Its flippancy conceals its fight. It’s how he reaches people.” – The Guardian on Bravado
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