They

Author(s): Kay Dick, adapted and co-created by Maxine Peake, Sarah Frankcom and Imogen Knight. Company: Factory International for Manchester International Festival Running time: 45min approx

Imagine a near-future where creative expression is outlawed, all art eradicated and any resistance takes enormous courage.

Would it be enough to go on quietly creating for yourself? To memorise your favourite passages before all books disappear? What is art without an audience or a debate?

These are just some of the questions raised by They: A Sequence of Unease, Kay Dick’s dystopian novel. First published in 1977, the novel went out of print for decades but was recently rediscovered.

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