News: Summer 2016 @ Theatre Ad Infinitum…
Our Latest Piece Bucket List is Currently Premiering at Edfringe this August…
3rd Aug 2016 – 29th Aug 2016 (excl. 16 & 23) | 3:50pm
BSL interpreted performances 12 and 28 Aug
Queen Dome – Pleasance Dome
Press for Bucket List
(We’ll be updating this page as the reviews come in…)
★★★★ The Scotsman – As ever with this talented company the delivery is powerful slick and highly physical
★★★★★ What’s On Stage – What I love about the Edinburgh Fringe is the opportunity it offers to see something that you would never normally have come across – something that you remember and think about long after it is over. This show is one of those. I am profoundly glad to have seen it.
★★★★★ British Theatre Guide – In a spectacular show written by Nir Paldi and partly devised by the company, we follow through stylish choreography, song and well acted scenes by six women performers the story of this one child through the tragedy of Mexico being reshaped by a treaty designed to boost the prospects of American corporations.
Total Theatre Magazine – Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Bucket List is a beautiful, harrowing, thought-provoking piece of work: a hard-hitting socio-political drama about Mexican (and world) corruption and contamination, delivered by an all-female international ensemble whose physical acting skills are superb. And there’s great live music too!
★★★★ Fest Magazine – Anger pours out of this production from the first few minutes, and doesn’t let up for the next 90 … Through simple theatrical means, director and writer Nir Paldi tells a harrowing story … a chilling piece about the erosion of innocence by fury
★★★★ Arts Award Voice – Through a clever use of movement and an almost constant underlying musical score, this all-female company hit the mark scene after scene, delivering a powerful and significant story
★★★★★ Fresh Air – Theatre Ad Infinitum has managed to create a play which is not just a wonderful piece of theatre in its own right but one which sheds light upon real social issues and forces an audience of people to not just think about these issues but share in the victims’ pain. ‘Bucket List’s theatrical splendour and critical power must be experienced by all.
After seven consecutive years premiering work at the Edinburgh Festival including Odyssey, The Big Smoke, Translunar Paradise, Ballad of the Burning Star, and Light, 2015 saw us take a wee break for a year… (with the exception of a brief visit to Northern Stage – it was hard to stay away completely). So this year we’re very excited to return to Edinburgh with our new production:
Bucket List is the powerful story of one Mexican woman’s fight for justice.
When her mother is murdered for protesting corporate and governmental corruption, Milagros finds herself with only a bloodstained list of those responsible. Determined to make them pay, Milagros embarks on a passionate quest for justice, no matter the cost.
Using physical storytelling, live instrumental music and song, Ad Infinitum unfolds a story about love, loss and revenge.
We hope you can join us for the premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.
BSL performances interpreted by Jo Ross.
Bucket List is supported by Arts Council England, co-commissioned by Bristol Old Vic, Battersea Arts Centre, The Lowry, The North Wall, Redbridge Drama Centre, Salisbury Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Theatre Bench and Anglo Arts.
Master Class, London, July 2016
Master Class: An Opportunity To Train With Theatre Ad Infinitum
What?: The Storytelling Body
When?: 2nd – 3rd July 2016 | 10am – 4pm both days
Where?: Omnibus, 1 Clapham Common Northside, London SW4 0QW
How Much?: The cost of this master class is £175
An intensive master class for professional and semi-professional actors, directors and theatre practitioners, led by multi-award-winning international ensemble, Theatre Ad Infinitum.
How can we create stories, spaces and characters full of intensity and urgency using only our bodies and an empty space?
In this two day workshop that shares Theatre Ad Infinitum’s Lecoq-based theatre-making disciplines you will learn how to push the physical limits of storytelling – and your own skills as a creative theatre maker – in order to realise an abundant world of characters, colours, emotions and atmospheres. Making full use of your body, an empty space and a physical-gestural language, you will explore and develop your own individual storytelling style that will empower and enable you to surprise and captivate audiences.
Expertly facilitated by co-artistic director George Mann, this workshop encourages you to dive headfirst into the professional, productive and innovative environment of physical theatre making that has fostered all of Theatre Ad Infinitum’s productions.
There are a limited number of places on the course so book early to avoid disappointment.
Ad Infinitum Create ‘Run’, part of Bruford’s New Writing Season, Bargehouse, London
Run – a new devised production
8 – 11 June 2016 | Bargehouse, London
In a unique Victorian warehouse in London, rarely opened to the public in its entirety, Theatre Ad Infinitum collaborate with Rose Bruford College to bring a new devised piece, Run, to the annual New Writing Season performed by forthcoming graduates in the School of Performance’s Acting and Actor Musicianship programmes.
Following last year’s Britain Ltd, we are delighted to be creating Run, a new piece exploring the ongoing refugee crisis, alongside two other new writing productions directed by Bush Theatre and Theatre 503.
Our new Blog Ad Infinitum is now LIVE!
Blog Ad Inf
We now have a blog! Blog Ad Infinitum will contain entries written by the core company, the actors and creatives, as well as photos, videos and a whole lot more. There are already a number of entries uploaded including a new entry from long term collaborator (Behind the Mirror, Translunar Paradise, Ballad of the Burning Star, Light) who’s in Bucket List, Deb Pugh.
You can find it here:
There will be regular alerts going out on Twitter and Facebook letting you know when its been updated – so do keep an eye out…
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.
Watch this space and/or subscribe to our mailing list using the form on the right of this web-page for the latest Theatre Ad Infinitum news…
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.