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World Factory

Design by AKA

Made in China. 
Sold in Britain.
 Worn by you. 

From the factory floor to the catwalk, from Shanghai to London, World Factory weaves together stories of people connected by the global textile industry. 

Riffing on our awareness of mass production and vulture capitalism, METIS invite you to play a provocative game. Which card will you draw? Will you be an ethical factory owner or will profits always come first? In the rag trade, can anyone ever really win?

Featuring stunning video and a powerful score, the show gives audiences a first-hand experience of the sharp end of fast fashion.

The tour of World Factory is produced by Artsadmin and subsidised by public funding through an Arts Council England National Lottery grant. The original production of World Factory was created and produced by METIS in co-production with the New Wolsey TheatreYoung Vic and Company of Angels and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015. 

On Thursday 20 October, there will be a post-show discussion with Zoë Svendsen, co-creator of World Factory, in conversation with Ha-Joon Chang, economist and author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism.  There will be an opportunity to discuss the questions posed by the performance in relation to global economics and the background research for the show.

Watch the trailer here.

 “Innovative, thought-provoking and richly absorbing”
–Evening Standard

 “Fun and engaging”
–The Independent

“lively, ambitious and highly entertaining”
–The Times


Date and time

18–21 October 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


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