Some People Talk About Violence

Dates and Times

Tue 1 Dec to Sat 12 Dec at 9pm

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Ticket information

£12 / £10

Book Tickets

Catch Some People Talk About Violence in a double bill with Licensed To Ill from Tue 1 – Sat 12 Dec at 7pm. Two tickets for £16.

“[One of] the best three pieces of theatre that I’ve seen so far at this year’s Edinburgh fringe” – Andrew Haydon in the Guardian, on Warwick graduates Barrel Organ’s Some People Talk About Violence and Walrus’ Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, both at CPT this autumn.

Presented by Barrel Organ
Text by Lulu Raczka


“Outside someone is screaming – Just going for it – She wonders what would happen if I just started screaming?”

In a world of globalization and greed, of zero-hour contracts and The Big Bang Theory, violence worms its way into every aspect of our lives. Following their debut show Nothing (premiered to sell-out audiences at CPT in November 2014), multi-award-winning young company Barrel Organ present Some People Talk About Violence. Expect people, or just ideas, in mindless frustration, on the edge of some kind of revolt.

Join us for a British Sign Language interpreted performance on Tue 8 December at 9pm.

Reviews for Some People Talk About Violence

“They were up there fucking mutating into a new tomorrow right before our fucking eyes” – Megan Vaughan on an early work-in-progress, June 2015. Read more here

If there’s a more intelligent, articulate, ambitious, exciting, stupidly young company out there, we’ve yet to discover them…” – Andrew Haydon, Guardian critic, August 2015. Read more here

“A distinctive and fully-fledged voice: dripping with disappointment and disgust for our solipsistic society” – Matt Trueman, Fest Magazine. August 2015. Read more here

“New writing meets Forced Entertainment” – ★★★★★ Exeunt. Aug 2051. Read more here

Reviews for first show,  Nothing 

“A snapshot of a generation who feels that the future has very little to offer them, and who are appalled and fascinated by the violence they encounter in everyday life” -★★★★ Lyn Gardner, The Guardian. Read the review here

“Not since 2010 – Anya Reiss’s Spur of the Moment at the Royal Court – has a first-time play felt so certain in both voice and intent…” – ★★★★ Matt Trueman, Financial Times. Read the review here.

“A fiercely confrontational and intelligent piece, with a disarming truthfulness about the way we live today” – ★★★★ Time Out. Read the review here.

Nothing announces a serious new talent to British theatre… a clear literary successor to Simon Stephens, Sarah Kane and Chris Thorpe” Andrew Haydon

“An unblinkingly bleak vision of contemporary Britain” – Catherine Love

About the company

Barrel Organ is a UK-based touring company formed in the West Midlands. We have all directed, produced and performed, but have never enjoyed working within the traditional hierarchies of theatre, which is why we decided to form a company which would work collaboratively and collectively to create politically engaged and formally experimental theatre. Barrel Organ are Associate Artists of Camden People’s Theatre.

Some People Talk About Violence is developed at and supported by CPT, Warwick Arts Centre and the HUB.

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