Research & Development

Sowing Theatrical Seeds

As well as making and touring theatre all over the world, Theatre Ad Infinitum are also constantly thinking of new ideas, researching them in depth, and exploring how we can develop these ideas into fully fledged productions. On this page you can find out a little bit about the seed-ideas we’re planting now, and if you keep an eye on the company, you’ll also be able to see them grow…


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. The performance of this new piece was a success and we’re now thinking of how Run could be further developed into a professional production in the future…

‘The finest piece of student theatre this reviewer, and probably the Lowry, has ever seen’ – The Reviews Hub ★★★★★

Run played 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…

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Here is the News From Over There (Over There is the News From Here)

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A very brief appearance at EdFringe 2015…

After 7 running years of performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe we were looking forward to having a year off IN 2015… But then we were commissioned to write and perform a One-Off Short Play for Northern Stage at Edfringe: how could we resist? We couldn’t.

On the 22nd August co-artistic directors, George and Nir, made a flying visit to Edfringe to take part in Northern Stage’s Here is the New From Over There (Over There is the News From Here). We wrote a piece called ‘Porridge’ a semi-autobiographical play exploring Britain’s historical role in the ongoing Palestinian and Israeli conflict.

Here is the News was a brilliant evening that was different every night with contributions from the likes of Chris Thorpe, Daniel Bye and David Grieg.

 

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KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER: a new adaptation

Each year, The North Wall Summer Residency unites emerging artists aged 18 – 25 with a professional theatre company to form a brand new ensemble with the aim of exploring ideas and developing new work.

In August 2015 we were thrilled to be invited by The North Wall to lead the project. Together with this new ensemble, we focused on the creation of a new piece of theatre, inspired by the Norwegian Nobel Prize winning novel, Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigfrid Undset. It’s an epic tale following the extraordinary life story of a woman trying to swim against the tide, set in the dark and frozen landscape of 14th century Norway.

We’re very excited about sharing this piece, it’s turning into something special thanks to the team of talent we’ve been working with. We hope you can join us to see the culmination of our three-week Summer Residency.

Performances of ‘Kristin’:

7-8 Aug 2015 | 7pm | The North Wall, Oxford

For more information about this project and The North Wall, click here.


Theatre Ad Infinitum Direct a New Devised Piece for the Rose Bruford New Writing Season June 2015

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Britain Ltd

Welcome to Britain Ltd.

Britain Ltd is our dream; a reality you won’t believe exists – though it does; a place that makes us strong and purges our weaknesses; its a mountain without a summit; its a population that continually strives to get to the top; Britain Ltd makes us the best we can be: its everything we ever hoped for.

Where do you want to be? Britain Ltd of course. We know you’ve got it in you.

The next generation of actors and actor musicians performed in three new plays in association with The Bush Theatre, Theatre 503 and Theatre Ad Infinitum. Britain Ltd is brand new devised piece from a collaboration with the third year undergraduate acting course at Rose Bruford, and Theatre Ad Infinitum.

It was performed for a week at Bargehouse in London, June 2015. To find out more about The New Writing Season an Rose Bruford, click here.


Research and Development

The War Project (A Working Title) 2009

Chaos, anarchy, madness, confusion: war has many faces, all of them human in nature. The War Project is an investigation into the dark and ever present side of humanity brought about at times of conflict.

The result of our research and development supported by the Orchard Project Theatre Residency Program in New York, The Lowry, Redbridge Drama Centre, Jackson’s Lane, and supported by Arts Council England, was performed on the 25-26 June at Jackson’s Lane, London.

Cast: Troels Haagen Findsen (Denmark), George Mann (UK), Amy Nostbakken (Canada), Nir Paldi (Israel), Deborah Pugh (UK), Seiko Nakazawa (Japan).

The piece began as a longterm project that has since become more a pool of ideas and theatrical moments that have proved invaluable creatively informing projects such as Translunar Paradise, which drew on research of PTSD in soldiers, Ballad of the Burning Star which examines the Israel-Palestine Conflict, and also our latest piece, Light … watch this space for more news.

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