World premiere: Paul Mason’s Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere

How did we get from the optimism of the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement to Trump’s election and the dislocation of the present day?

Why It’s Kicking Off Everywhere, written by Paul Mason and directed by David Lan, will be performed 28–30 March 2017 at the Young Vic. Tickets are free and will be allocated by ballot.


“What kind of revolution is this?”

This is the story of the networked generation. How did we get from the optimism of the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement to Trump’s election and the dislocation of the present day?

Journalist Paul Mason teams up with Young Vic artistic director David Lan for this powerful and challenging new show based on Paul’s acclaimed book.

Performed by Paul Mason, Khalid Abdalla, Lara Sawalha and Sirine Saba in promenade with stunning video designs, the audience will interact with the company throughout the show.

Tickets for the limited run are one per person and available exclusively through the Young Vic's online ballot. More details here.

The show will be filmed and broadcast at a later date by BBC Television as part of Performance Live.