News: Spring 2016 @ Theatre Ad Infinitum…
Birmingham Old Rep | 28 Jan 2016 | 7pm
Battersea Arts Centre | 1-13 Feb 2016 | 7.30pm
We’re delighted to announce that Light is back in 2016. Get booking your tickets now if you want to catch the show!
Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and the ensuing debate on state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants. Charged with hunting down ‘terrorists’ who seek illegal disconnection, a young government agent encounters an enigmatic figure from his shadowy past.
Blending anime-style storytelling and a pulsating soundscape to draw audiences into its sci-fi realm, this is a nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power. LED strips and torchlight innovatively illuminate this wordless production, set atmospherically in darkness.
Light is fully accessible to Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing audiences.
Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: approx. 70 minutes
‘High-octane mime… a pint sized epic’ – ★★★★★ The Times
“Immersive, imaginative and intensively invasive” – ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
‘Exceptional’ – ★★★★ The Scotsman
‘A Genuine Marvel’ – ★★★★ Exeunt
‘Thrilling’ – The Observer
‘A jaw-dropping technical achievement’ – Time Out
Light is a co-commission by the London International Mime Festival, produced in association with Redbridge Drama Centre and The Lowry, and supported by Arts Council England, and Theatre Bench.
Bucket List – Premiering Summer 2016
Our New Project is Awarded Arts Council England Funding
We are very excited to announce that our new project, Bucket List, which will be developed throughout 2016 and World Premiered at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival will be supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts. We’re absolutely delighted and want to thank the Arts Council for their support, and everyone who has helped us get this far.
We can’t wait to share the work with you all later in the year.
In July 2015 we shared an excerpt of Bucket List with audiences – a tradition at Ad Infinitum, in which we ask for feedback to help with the development of the piece and bring our audience into the creative process. Bucket List was very well received and we’re excited to continue work on our new production ready for it’s world premiere in 2016.
Co-Artistic Director Nir Paldi is working with award winning writer / performer Vicky Araico Casas and a talented all-female ensemble to create Bucket List. Tackling social mobility, neocolonialism and one’s freedom versus one’s fate, Theatre Ad Infinitum bring to life a story about a Mexican woman’s fight to take destiny into her own hands – at all costs.
Look out for further news about sharings, previews and the premiere coming soon…
Bucket List is supported by Arts Council England, Battersea Arts Centre, Bristol Old Vic, The Lowry, The North Wall, Redbridge Drama Centre, Theatre Royal Bath, and Salisbury Playhouse.
A Double Bill Odyssey & Run | The Lowry | 20th Jan 2016
A Collaboration between The Lowry, University of Salford & Theatre Ad Infinitum
Run is a devised piece and the result of a collaboration between Theatre Ad Infinitum and students at the University of Salford, which explores the experiences of refugees in the current crisis.
Run will play in a double bill with Theatre Ad Infinitum’s one-man Odyssey, which brings Homer’s timeless Greek myth to life through passionate, highly physical and poignant storytelling and has been touring the world since 2009…
Winner of The Stage Award for Best Solo Performer
‘This is storytelling at its most inventive; a uniquely creative production from a remarkable company’ – British Theatre Guide ★★★★★
‘A love of storytelling, great physical movement and the power to hold an audience in the palm of his hand’ – The Scotsman ★★★★
‘Theatre Ad Infinitum have moved to the front of the pack’ – The Guardian
‘This tour de force of physical theatre is unmissable …a stunning piece of physicalised storytelling’ – The Stage
“Breathtaking, if you only see one show -this is it” – Edinburgh Fringe Magazine ★★★★★
Pink Mist London Premiere at Bush Theatre and Return to Bristol Old Vic
Co-Artistic Director George Mann is currently working part-time as Associate Director at Bristol Old Vic. In June-July 2015 George co-directed a new play with John Retallack, Pink Mist, by award winning writer, Owen Sheers.
Pink Mist tells the story of three young Bristol men deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their lives who must now share the physical and psychological aftershocks of their service, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle.
Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist was inspired by 30 interviews with returned servicemen and first staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2015. “Fearlessly lyrical in its imagery” (The Times), this critically acclaimed show directed by John Retallack and George Mann (Theatre Ad Infinitum) matches Sheers’ haunting verse with dynamic movement.
“Beautifully performed by its young cast, John Retallack and George Mann’s production finds a physical language to match the brawny verve of Sheers’ poetry … Heartbreaking.” – The Guardian ★★★★
“Standing ovations are rare enough that one lasted three curtain calls is worth mentioning. Pink Mist may be the most important play of the year. It is certainly one of the best.” – What’s On Stage ★★★★★
Town Hall Cherubs | Battersea Arts Centre | 2 Dec 2015 – 3 Jan 2016
“Children’s theatre as an art form” – The Stage ★★★★
“Deeply imaginative and entrancing” – Time Out ★★★★
Theatre Ad Infinitum have collaborated with Battersea Arts Centre, Amy Pitt, Ted Barnes and Amy Pennington, as part of an adventure called Town Hall Cherubs for children and their grown ups!
Town Hall Cherubs is an immersive journey for very young audiences. Fallen from his place in the sky, a sleepy cherub is in need of some little helpers. The audience follow his garland through Battersea Arts Centre’s beautiful old rooms, stopping off to play and discover…
An immersive journey for young audiences with a Christmas twist. Help the cherub find his way home and discover what makes this old town hall so magical in a tender journey with surprises along the way.
Town Hall Cherubs is a Battersea Arts Centre production with Theatre Ad Infinitum, Amy Pitt, Ted Barnes and Amy Pennington.
2 Dec 2015 – 3 Jan 2016 | 9.30am, 11am, 1.30pm, 3pm
Price: £10 – £14
For children aged 2 – 5 years and their grown ups
Running Time: approx 50 mins
Limited capacity so book early to avoid disappointment. Please note that both adults and children require a ticket.
Education with Theatre Ad Infinitum
If you would like to explore our theatre making style, learn more about what we do and how we work, keep checking our education page, here, where you can find out about up coming workshops/master classes you can participate in, and/or book us for a workshop of your own.
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Theatre Ad Infinitum is proud to be an associate artist at The Lowry and Redbridge Drama Centre. We are extremely grateful to Arts Council England for having supported a lot of the research, development and touring of our theatre through Grants for the Arts, to Theatre Bench who have been supporting our work since 2013, and to Jacksons Lane.