Brand New Ancients: Scratch
A BAC and Kate Tempest co production, co-commissioned by the Albany. ‘The gods are in the betting shops, the gods are in the café, the gods are watching telly in their flats… the gods are at the doctors, getting something for the stress, the gods are in the toilets having unprotected sex.’ Against the dark city backdrop, the lives of two families unfold as ancient myth seeps into modern times. The Gods of today are in the background, just waiting to for their moment to emerge. Poet and rapper Kate Tempest brings us an epic spoken tale of the everyday Gods. Brand New Ancients finds the heroes of today in the most unlikely of places.