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Winter 2015 @ Theatre Ad Infinitum…

NEWS

  • THE BIG SMOKE WINS AWARD IN NEW YORK CITY’S UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL
  • LIGHT EMBARKS ON A UK WINTER TOUR JAN-FEB 2015
  • LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL WEEK-LONG WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY JAN 2015
  • THEATRE AD INFINITUM DIRECTS THE BAC HOMEGROWN COMPANY, PERFORMANCES 4-6 DEC 2014

LIGHT IS EMBARKING ON A UK WINTER TOUR JAN-FEB 2015

Following its sell-out, critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014, our dystopian sci-fi thriller tours to theatres near you this winter…

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 strip and torchlight innovatively illuminate the wordless production, atmospherically set in darkness.

The Observer – “Thrilling….the pace of the performance never letting up”

Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★★ – “Marvellously imaginative”

The Skinny ★★★★★ – “Intelligence, skill and dedication create something so visually powerful”

The List ★★★★ – “Highly accomplished and quite spectacular”

Time Out – “A jaw-dropping technical achievement… conjures exotic dystopian vistas simply via a remarkable deployment of flashlights. It looks staggering”

The Scotsman ★★★★ – “Exceptional”

British Theatre Guide ★★★★ – “Incredibly impressive”

Exeunt Magazine ★★★★ – “Hugely enjoyable… A genuine marvel”

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LIGHT TOUR DATES JAN – FEB 2015

South Woodford, Greater London – Redbridge Drama Centre, 15th Jan – Book here

London – The Pit, Barbican as part of the 2015 London International Mime Festival (LIMF) from the 20th – 24th January – Book here

Ormskirk – Edge Hill University – The Arts Centre, 27th Jan – Book here

Oxford – The North Wall, 28th – 29th Jan – Book here

Northampton – Royal & Derngate, 2nd Feb – Book here

Corby – The Core at Corby Cube, 3rd Feb – Book here

Salford – The Lowry Studio, 4th – 5th Feb – Book here

Maidenhead – Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, 6th Feb – Book here

Liverpool – Unity Theatre, 10th – 11th Feb – Book here

Bristol – Bristol Old Vic Studio, 12th – 14th Feb – Book here

Blackburn – King George’s Hall, 16th Feb – Book here

Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival. Produced in association with Redbridge Drama Centre and The Lowry. Supported by Arts Council England and Theatre Bench.

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WEEK-LONG WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY AT THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL 2015

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MAKING THEATRE WITHOUT WORDS – WHEN ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER

When: Mon 26 – Fri 30 Jan 10am – 4pm
Where: Chisenhale Dance Space 64-84 Chisenhale Rd, London E3 5QZ
Cost: £250
Booking: To apply please send a photo and your CV to
workshop@theatreadinfinitum.co.uk
Led by: George Mann and Nir Paldi – directors of Theatre Ad Infinitum

A unique opportunity to dive headfirst into a productive environment exploring a visual and non-text based theatre practice via a Lecoq-style method that will push the physical limits of the performer as a creative theatre maker. The workshop will explore how the actor in an empty space can use the body to create characters, spaces, emotions, poetry, and atmospheres, and ultimately tell stories – without words.

The course is aimed at semi-professional and professional artists in all performance genres. We encourage all types of people to participate, but please be aware of the nature of the class and prepare to be pushed physically and creatively.

Theatre Ad Infinitum has led sold out workshops as part of LIMF in 2012 and 2013, and we’re excited to be part of the 2015 programme. We recommend you book now to guarantee your place.


THEATRE AD INFINTUM DIRECTS THE BAC HOMEGROWN COMPANY 4-6 DEC 2014

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A New Devised Production ‘Directors Cut’

Battersea Arts Centre | 4-6 Dec 2014 | 7.30pm

Join us to see a young troupe of 13-21 year old performers take on physical theatre under the direction of George Mann to explore a visual-theatrical language that comes straight out of cinematic history. Inspired by multiple film genres and investigating how theatre can edit, cut and use moving images to tell stories, the troupe will perform a series of their own unseen movies they’ve made from scratch. Drama, comedy, darkness, horror, rom-com, tragedy or face-paced action – anything’s possible! Come and witness a performance that will provoke your imagination and reimagine the magic of the movies like you’ve never seen before.

It’s pay what you can, and Homegrown performances always sell out – so make sure you phone the box office and book your ticket! Box Office: 0207 223 2223 | bac.org.uk


THE BIG SMOKE WINS AWARD IN NEW YORK CITY’S UNITED SOLO FESTIVAL

The United Solo Festival, in New York City USA celebrated the completion of its longest festival to date Nov. 23 with its award ceremony. Running 10 weeks, from Sept. 18–Nov. 23, the festival played host to 130 productions in its fifth year. We were already proud to present Theatre Ad Infinitum’s The Big Smoke, performed by Amy Nostbakken and directed by Nir Paldi as part of United Solo. But we were thrilled to find out that The Big Smoke picked up the Award for ‘Best International Show’ this year. Congratulations to Nir and Amy! You can read more about the festival and other award winners here.


 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. 

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