Oldham College presents

Wind/Rush Generation(s)

This is a play about the British Isles, its past and its present. Set in a senior common room, in a prominent university, a group of 1st year undergraduates are troubled, not by the weight of their workload, but by a ‘noisy’ ghost. So they do what any group self-respecting and intelligent university students would do in such a situation – they get out the Ouija Board to confront their spiritual irritant and lay them to rest – only to be confronted by the full weight of Britain’s colonial past – in all its gory glory.

However, if you think you know about British history, Empire, slavery, economics, racism and humanity, then this play might get you to think again. As the planch on the Ouija Board skates from letter to letter at an ever-increasing breakneck speed, the students are catapulted through space and time, witnessing the injustices, incongruities and inhumanity of the past. This is a smorgasbord of genres and styles. Fusing naturalism, with physical theatre, spoken-word, absurdism, poetry and direct address – this is event-theatre that whips along with the grace, pace and hypnotic magnetism of a hurricane.

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Written by Mojisola Adebayo

Directed, performed and filmed by Oldham College

Age Recommendation: 15+

Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £3 – but there is an option to pay £0 as we want as many people as possible to access NT Connections Festival.

This performance will be available to watch until Fri 18 June – when you book your ticket you will see this date listed, but you will be able to watch the show when it premieres online Sat 12 June 20:00

Caption Subtitles are available. Instructions on how to access the captions will be emailed to all those who have booked tickets.