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World Factory

METIS, World Factory, The Young Vic Theatre, London

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.

Watch the trailer here.


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

“lively, ambitious and highly entertaining”
–The Times 

“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.”
–Exeunt Magazine

“One of the guiltiest pleasures going”
–What’s On Stage 


Date and time

7–10 December 2016

Please note
This is now a past event.


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