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New Play Explores The Lives Of Slaughterhouse Workers

From Sarah Tweed, PlantBasedNews.org
January 2024

There are often discussions around the best ways to reach people with a vegan message. The more common methods being street outreach, through food, and through protesting or campaigning. But what about through entertainment, and specifically theater? With around 16 million people attending the theater each year in the UK, could this be an untapped avenue for awakening peopleís compassion through watching a theater show? Itís a unique concept and one that we have not really seen much of before.

Blood on Your Hands, January 17-February 3.

slaughterhouse worker actor

There are often discussions around the best ways to reach people with a vegan message. The more common methods being street outreach, through food, and through protesting or campaigning.
But what about through entertainment, and specifically theater? With around 16 million people attending the theater each year in the UK, could this be an untapped avenue for awakening peopleís compassion through watching a theater show? Itís a unique concept and one that we have not really seen much of before.

Plant Based News spoke with Patch Plays, a vegan theater company that is looking to break the mold and create thought-provoking plays that are vegan in nature but that would appeal to a wider audience. And thatís exactly what they are hoping to achieve with their newest production, Blood on Your Hands, showing at the Southwark Playhouse in Borough, London, from January 17 Ė February 3, 2024.

Patch Plays is in its early days having been founded by Anastasia Bunce only four years ago, but itís already achieved critical acclaim with Meat Cute, which told the story of a woman trying to veganize her Tinder dates. The show ran for a full month at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023.

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