The third and final show in a triptych of works which began in 2013 with The Worst of Scottee and continued with Bravado, which played at HOME in 2017, Class comes to HOME Manchester, Wed 23 – Sat 26 October 2019. Class is a show for the middle classes. It isn’t made for working-class audiences, for they already know the story Scottee – a HOME Associate Artist – unfolds.
Scottee grew up around mould, mice and clothes off the market. After a chance meeting with some posh kids, his Mum teaching him to talk properly on the phone, and successfully persuading his parents to take him off free school meals, Scottee knew he didn’t want to be common.
Co-commissioned by HOME and one of one of six HOME-produced shows at Edinburgh in 2019, Class, created by Scottee with acclaimed director Adele Thomas, uncovers what it is to be embarrassed about where you’re from, how you can pretend to be posher than you are, and explores why we all get a thrill playing god with green tokens from Waitrose.
Directed by Sam Curtis Lindsay and based on Scottee’s personal experiences, Class will be Scottee’s final solo show, for he will no longer be delving into his past and will instead be working on more collective-based works. In 2018, Scottee set up Working Class Artists Group with Bryony Kimmings (whose solo show I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is at HOME Tue 26 Nov – Sat 30 Nov 2019). WCAG represents 33 artists working in theatre who cause trouble to get the sector to listen to working- class artists and their needs.
PERFORMANCE CALENDAR Wed 23 October 2019, 19:30 Thu 24 October 2019, 19:30 (press night performance) Fri 25 October 2019, 19:30 Sat 26 October 2019, 19:30
TICKETS £14-£16 (concessions £5-£12)