Albion is an examination of the rise of the new far right in modern England. It is set during a karaoke night at a pub called The Albion in the East End of London, which also serves as the unofficial headquarters of the English Protection Army (EPA). As people take their turns to sing, the leadership of the EPA faces a crisis over how to communicate their message, with explosive consequences.
Albion is showing at the Bush Theatre in West London from 12 September to 25 October 2014.
Chris Thompson worked as social worker for many years before writing his first play, Carthage, which was performed at the Finborough Theatre in London.
Every year, one new play is selected to receive the Simon Gray award, for a production at the Bush Theatre.
Here’s the trailer for Albion:
Here’s an interview with the playwright, Chris Thompson: