Is Brave New World already here? Russell Brand puts modern life into perspective

Is Brave New World already here? Russell Brand puts modern life into perspective

2 October 2015

Does Russell Brand share Aldous Huxley's vision? Possibly! 

Brave New World's lead producer Jenny King has been reading Russell Brand's Revolution this summer. Jenny visited  us in our office recently and couldn't hold back her enthusiasm for Brand's work, so much so that it's now atop of our recommended reading (...thanks to her insistence). The book's sleeve says the book "makes revolution not only possible, but inevitable and fun". In it, Brand writes on everything from capitalism, the financial industry, to political figures such as Barack Obama and David Cameron.

So why are we writing about it here? Well, for those of you who are interested in the themes raised in Brave New World, we wanted to share  a quote from the book we think identifies with the world Aldous Huxley predicted.

 

Where are we relieved from the bean counting, box ticking, horizonless mute-horror of our technological gulags?

James Howard in Brave New World

Leicester town centre, midnight, midwinter, drink some cider, get inside her.

Brave New World

Two for one, in the Sun, Eng-ger-land,

Do a gram, drop a pill, download an app, eat some crap,

get a slap, mind the gap, do a line

Instagram, little grope in a cab

Brave New World

Brave New World premieres at Royal and Derngate, Northampton, where it runs from 4 to 26 September 2015. It then tours to Edinburgh, Blackpool, Nottingham, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Darlington and Bradford where it concludes on 5 December.