Play, Pasty, Pint: We Only Want To Get Drunk

Wed 6 Nov
- Sat 9 Nov
Doors: 12.30Show: 13.00

Our second Play, Pint and Pasty of the season presents a cycle of short plays.
On November 24, 2005, the Licensing Act came into effect, enabling 24-hour drinking for the
first time in the UK and permanently changing our relationship with booze.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the Act, Moveable Type present ‘We Only Want To Get
Drunk,’ a series of short plays exploring our national relationship (and national obsession) with
alcohol. Presenting an intergenerational picture of drinking culture and its impact on our lives.
Do you have a short piece you would like to contribute? We are looking for plays less than 20
minutes, which require 3 performers or less that explore our relationship with alcohol from any
angle. Please send in your pieces to

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Venue Info 
Barbican Theatre
Castle Street
The Barbican
Situated behind the Mayflower Visitor Centre just off the main Barbican road (opposite the 'Prawn' and Mayflower Steps)
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