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 Theatre, Young Vic and Company of Angels and first performed at the New Wolsey Theatre and Young Vic in 2015.
“Innovative, thought-provoking and richly absorbing”
“lively, ambitious and highly entertaining”
“One thing we might learn from World Factory is that if there is such a thing as responsible capitalism then it is in its death throes or was faking it all along.”
“One of the guiltiest pleasures going”
–What’s On Stage
Date and time
16–18 November 2016
This is now a past event.
Attenborough Centre for Creative Arts
University of Sussex
Gardner Centre Road