Originally written for Lancaster University's 25th Anniversary, Jackets is an in-depth exploration of those who run society and those run by it.
Presented by Lancaster University Theatre Group
Directed by Josh Coates
Music composed by Ross McCaffrey
Set in an unspecified, religiously ran, European state, Jackets examines the different worlds and outlooks of Brian Tebham, an army private, and Phil Lewis, a member of the rebel resistance. The city is in a state of civil unrest with army officials searching for an excuse to step up strict military operations. With the knowledge of an army Padre, Private Tebham's murder is arranged and the soldier's death is used as justification for increased 'protection' of the city.
Originally written for Lancaster University's 25th year anniversary, Edward Bond’s Jackets is an in-depth exploration of those who run society and those run by it.
“an astonishingly powerful piece of political, polemical poetry” - Robin Thornber The Guardian 1989 – Original production of Jackets at Lancaster University, Nuffield Theatre directed by Keith Sturgess
"This is probably the best show, amateur or professional, I’ve seen anywhere in several years" – Michael Nunn, Lancaster Guardian 2013 – Review of Josh Coates directed Pornography ( Simon Stephens )