Activist playwright Anders Lustgarten challenges the ideology of austerity

2nd March 2013



The playwright and political activist talks to Aleks Sierz about his latest play, If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep (Royal Court), which questions the pervading clichés about austerity and challenges the global financial system. He explores the politics of the drama and previews his plans for the future. Recorded at the Royal Court, 1 March 2013.

The audiences listen. The reaction you get in the room is a degree of intense listening. You can hear a pin drop a lot of the time. And people come out energised.