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Face The Strange  by Matthew Patenall

Just one of seven pieces combined to form monolog 2, our new selection of fresh writing from within the Chickenshed community. Showing at Chickenshed from 12 February until 2 March.

Lee, a young man in his twenties, plans to attend the protests against Donald Trump's visit to the UK, along with his best friend Ben. We follow him the night before and discover more about his friendship with Ben, and his own reasons for going to the protests.

He is enthralled by the thousands gathered in Trafalgar Square, and afterwards he ponders the nature of protesting, questioning how effective it can be in affecting change in society. 

Performed by Alex Murtinheira | Directed by Sydney Burges & Bradley Davis