A House Repeated at BAC – Autumn 2015

We were all delighted that our new game performance ‘A House Repeated’ had a sold out three week run at Battersea Arts Centre and elicited some extreme responses:
‘…turns the concept of immersive theatre on its head.
The real genius – and we do mean genius – comes in the final third (with) …a twist which could only work in a live environment and is stunning in both its simplicity and its power.’

 

‘It is amazing how infectious the urge to explore and create becomes… it doesn’t take long to be swept away by this one. This is a gorgeous collective adventure.
…there is something about this space – both fictional and real – that makes adventurous explorers of us all.’
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Back to BAC

We’re very happy to be back at Battersea Arts Centre.

Last autumn we tried out four new versions of  larger game-performances at BAC, stemming from the long-running The Unbuilt Room. From this we developed  We This Way  which opened in Edinburgh and we will return to BAC in October with A House Repeated .

We’re trying not to give too much away about this new show but it is closer to The Unbuilt Room than We This Way, still highly interactive but with a very different twist to the ending. I’ve said to much…

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**** review for ‘We This Way’

I forgot to mention this lovely review for We This Way – which ends saying…

‘It’s simple but spellbinding – and horribly addictive.’
The List review

I guess that’s good – right?

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Review of ‘We This Way’

We were delighted to receive this review from Total Theatre Magazine today from our preview show at Summerhall, Edinburgh.

We This Way is a clever take on both traditional storytelling and contemporary interactive game-playing

… a simple but spellbinding piece of theatre.’

 

Thankyou! So glad you enjoyed it.

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We This Way

Our new show We This Way will be opening at Summerhall in Edinburgh,

playing 5-30 August every day except Tuesdays,

at the very precise time of 12.25 midday.

Choose your path through an imagined world… or perhaps your neighbour will choose for you. Without leaving your seat, you – or most of you – can go anywhere. But don’t worry. There’s always a second chance.

This new game performance is for a studio audience and lasts an hour. Once again it is high interactive – this time with more forks in the road.

I’m directing Seth Kriebel this time.

 

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London University – Supported Artist

Seth & I are thrilled to be asked by Dr. Martin Whelton to be Supported Artists at London University. We very much look forward to working with the students again and developing work in the drama department. We gave a workshop with second year BA undergrads last year which was great fun and good for our grey cells . Looking forward to meeting another group this autumn.

Martin is Senior Lecturer in Theatre and Performance in the Department of Drama, Queen Mary, University of London.

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Latitude Festival 2015

The Unbuilt Room  had its first open air showing at Latitude Festival 2015. Many thanks to the festival goers who came to play. It was great to have the opportunity to take the show to such a performance-friendly festival – Thanks Latitude!

Happily we were booked next to our friend, theatre-maker Peader Kirk working with the wordsmith Simon Mole. Was lucky enough to catch the early stage of their new work ‘No More Worries’ – catch it at Wilderness and the Albany over the next few months. Second time I’ve had the pleasure of seeing a work of theirs – well worth checking out – dynamic words & action.

And the sun shone! So much so I chucked myself in the lake – blooming’ marvellous.

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Upcoming shows 2015

So far 2015 is full of collaborations with Seth Kriebel

July – The Unbuilt Room @ Latitude Festival 

Once again I’ll be performing with Seth Kriebel in his long-running game performance The Unbuilt Room which has been reinvented and toured such diverse places as the Science Museum, British Library, Battersea Arts Centre, Turner Contemporary Gallery and an amazing house-boat in Shoreham.

August – We This Way  @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Fringe

This is one of two new pieces Seth created from our residency at Battersea Arts Centre last autumn. I’ll be directing this choose-your-own-adventure style game performance with and for a studio audience.

October – new piece  @ BAC

…and this one will be a  two team in traverse, game performance again with and for a studio audience. But it doesn’t have a name yet.

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film online

In March spent a fascinating day filming with Rock Hound TV for 100 Lives Humanitarian Foundation. The piece was an awareness campaign about the Armenian genocide.

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Filming in French

Happily I got to brush down my French (was fluent, now a bit rusty) for a short film coming out shortly called ‘In the backseat’ directed by Davis Scurr. I play the bilingual mother of the young lead.
Surprisingly good fun being crammed in a car with a film crew and arguing on French and English whilst being driving on a busy motorway!

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