Join Hannah Silva in Opposition

Invitation to join Hannah Silva in


A Political Play on Words

About the show:  

‘My Big Idea’, ‘The Biggest Past Decade’ ‘The Biggest Budget Deficit’ ‘The Big Society’ ‘The Broken Society’ ‘Riot Wombles’ Blair blare blah blah. Meaningless twaddle and jargon of modern political rhetoric get ripped apart in this one- woman manifesto. No one is safe.

Expect questions, politics, satire. Don’t expect answers, just a creeping sense we are all being had.

About you:

You like provocative theatre.  You might read the Guardian or the Times, but secretly love flicking through the Daily Mail, to get cross. You have opinions and are comfortable voicing them. You know what the politicians are talking about. At least you think you do….

About me:

….I decided to make Opposition because I wasn’t convinced I did know what the politicians were talking about. I’m based in Plymouth. I’m a playwright, poet and performer and am currently co-writing a play for Radio 3 with Colin Teevan. I work as a librettist with composer Joanna Lee (through the Aldeburgh/Jerwood Opera Writing Scheme). I have poetry in forthcoming anthologies published by Avalanche Books, Penned in the Margins, and Bloodaxe, and right now, I’m booking a tour for Opposition.

So how about it?

At the recent Edinburgh Fringe, Opposition received rave reviews and was described by What’s on Stage as: “radical, political, courageous….”

Go on, take up this offer to witness ‘a one-woman embodiment of a political system in meltdown’ (The Skinny) – your name badge awaits!

“This is a virtuoso avant-garde performance of a virtuoso avant-garde text by a virtuoso avant-garde artist. Go to listen, marvel, participate. Go to be amazed. Just go.” *****What’s on Stage

Join me – in Opposition,

Hannah Silva

photo: Eileen Long (performing at the Exeter Fringe, Bike Shed Theatre)

Opposition on Tour:

16 February, 7:30pm
ARC Stockton on Tees
Tickets: 01642 525 119

21 February, 8pm
Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple
Tickets: 01271 324 242

24 February, 7:30pm
The Albany, London
[invited audience showing, if you’d like to be invited, please get in touch with me (not the Albany)]

3 May
Lincoln Drill Hall

30th June
Ashley Wood Festival

Further dates tba:

‘Yes there will be objections. But you know what? We’re happy about that’ David Cameron. 

Opposition is co-produced with The Barbican Theatre, Plymouth in association with Apples and Snakes. It is re-developed in Residence at Dartington Arts with support from the Dartington Hall Trust. Funded by The Arts Council England & The Arts Unit, Plymouth City Council.