The Prague Spring in 1968, the Arab Spring in 2010 - but what will it take before London has had enough?
Michael, a prosperous American doctor, is in London for the first time. On Waterloo Station, a pretty girl steals his wallet, a tramp sells him a square of toilet paper for five dollars, and precious and dangerous drugs are stolen from him. Trying to get them back, he’s plunged into the darkness and despair that is London in the 2020s.
London Freelance Branch member Francis Beckett's play London Spring, directed by Christine Kimberley, is at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden Town, London NW1 7BU, from 6 March, Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30, Sunday at 6:30, until 25 March.