Two performers watched by a crowd
Photo: Tessa Neale

Club Revoluton

An interactive storytelling journey through Marsh House as it became Club Revoluton.

May 2023


Lu wanted to be an actress. Tony wanted to be an astronaut. Their parents told them if they worked hard, they could be anything they wanted. Lu worked hard and now she’s a waitress in The Hat Factory Cafe. Tony worked hard and now he’s a gas salesman polluting the atmosphere he loves. How do they deal with being like everyone else? By going clubbing in Luton of course…

Club Revoluton is a comedy drama inspired and performed by young Lutonians about what it’s like to live, love, work and socialise in Luton today.

It was presented at Marsh House, Luton in May 2023, performed by a cast of local young creatives and directed by Chris Yarnell.

Club Revoluton was written by James McDermott with young people from Luton during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns.

Tiarnan Doherty, Assistant Director, reflected that “Being part of Club Revoluton first as a participant, then an actor and now as Assistant Director has been a coming-of-age experience for me. In many ways my journey on this project mirrors the journey we see the characters go on throughout the play and I was delighted to work on Club Revoluton in a role that I have wanted to pursue for a long time.


Club Revoluton was a Revoluton Arts production, in partnership with 1DegreeEast and Marsh Farm Outreach, supported by Arts Council England, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Postcode Places Trust.