The Ups & Downs of The Town of Brown


The Ups & Downs of The Town of Brown

A political, site-specific musical based on Brecht’s ‘The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahogany.’ A forty strong cast and crew transformed Bristol’s Old Courtrooms and filled them with inappropriate song, revelry and a full-scale cardboard theatre and cardboard courtroom. The piece challenges and explores copyright, law and order, money and consumption and examines the state of Britain today. With live music from five-piece band Circus of Invention and two sound artists, Phullopium Dude and Katapulto.

Alternately wild, sardonic and mischievous… Common Wealth presents a piece of theatre that thoroughly deserves to be seen.

Lucy Ribchester, Venue Magazine