Worthy but thin tale of broken Britain

imageEighteen months on, and Ed Miliband is still intoning “Cost of living crisis” in the hope of persuading disillusioned voters that someone at Westminster understands their plight. Yet the gulf between rhetoric and experience seems ever widening, making art that gives voice to the unheard vital at this key political moment.

Unfortunately, writer/director Tian Glasgow can’t decide what that voice should be. Surface-level school assembly docudrama Changing State is a plodding retread of established (if underexplored) issues rather than metaphorical interpretation casting them in a new light. It’s unarguably worthy, but never truly engages.

Read my full Islington Gazette review here

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