An explosive verbatim play about the 2011 London Riots, by the author of the award-winning London Road. In the summer of 2011, London was burning. Alecky Blythe took her Dictaphone to the streets. From the helicopters circling overhead to the burnt-out buildings on the street, Little Revolution records the voices and stories of a community from when the riots happened up to their present-day aftermath.
Little Revolution premiered at the Almeida Theatre, London, in August 2014.
Alecky Blythe is a playwright and pioneer of verbatim theatre. Her plays have been staged at the National Theatre, Arcola and the Royal Court Theatre among others.
'absolutely compelling' - Telegraph
'Alecky Blythe's work is a gold thread running through the theatre of the past decade... [Little Revolution] is needling, comic and sceptical... terrific' - Observer
Alecky Blythe's play Cruising, about a dating service for the over-60s, was seen at the Bush Theatre in 2006. Her subsequent play The Girlfriend Experience played at the Bush in 2008 and at the Young Vic in 2009. London Road opened at the National Theatre in 2011 to enormous critical acclaim directed by Rufus Norris, now the NT's Artistic Director-designate. A film version, directed by Norris, will be released in 2015. All of Alecky's plays are published by NHB. She lives in London.