“Thrilling….the pace of the performance never letting up” The Observer
LIGHT RETURNS TO BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE DUE TO HIGH DEMAND 31st MAY – 17 JUNE 2017
‘High-octane mime…a pint sized epic‘ ★★★★★ The Times
A nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power from the multi-award winning makers of Translunar Paradise and Ballad of the Burning Star.
Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants.
Blending anime-style storytelling and pulsating soundscapes, Light draws audiences into its sci-fi realm. Torchlight innovatively illuminates this wordless production set atmospherically in darkness.
Theatre Ad Infinitum‘s work defies easy categorisation. Effortlessly switching styles in service of its latest subject, the international ensemble’s productions have been touring the world since 2008.
‘Exceptional‘ ★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Exeunt ★★★★ British Theatre Guide
Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 70 mins
Nominated for a Total Theatre Award, our five star production, Light, is a sell-out at the Barbican/LIMF 2015, and at Edinburgh Fringe 2014
2014 was our seventh consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Those who know our work also know that each production aims to surprise by being completely different to any other piece we’ve made. 2014 was no exception…
We had a wonderful time premiering, Light, at Pleasance as part of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 30 July – 25 August. Highlights included being Shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award in the Visual/Physical category, five and four star reviews and selling out to 4000 spectators. There are more details are below…
Then in 2015, Light London Premiered at Barbican as part of the London International Mime Festival where it sold out months in advance, and was once again a critically acclaimed success receiving a stunning five star review in The Times. Light then went on to tour nationally, selling out venues and continuing to wow audiences around the country and is still touring to this day…
Nominated: Total Theatre Award – Physical Visual Theatre
The Times – “High-octane mime… a pint sized epic”
Everything Theatre – “To experience innovative theatre that takes the art form to new heights, see this show”
“Hours later, I still couldn’t shake a genuine urge to stamp on my smartphone”
Light on the BBC See Hear Program
Light and Co-AD George Mann feature on Al Jezeera’s News Channel along with some other great companies who’ve also been inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations to explore the surveillance theme through theatre. You can watch it here!
We performed work-in-progress showings of the project during the creative process followed by post-show feedback / Q&A sessions in London 15th – 18th January 2014:
- January 15th 2014, 2pm & 8pm at Redbridge Drama Centre London.
- January 17th & 18th 2014, 7.30pm at Pleasance Theatre London.
Previews and Performances in 2014
20-21 June | Redbridge Drama Centre as part of Labyrinth Theatre Festival
17 July | The Theatre Tent, Latitude Festival, Suffolk
World Premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
30th July – 25th Aug (except 11th and 18th Aug) | Pleasance King Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL – part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
21st Sept | Park Teatret, Non-Stop Festivalen, Moss, Norway
15th Jan | Redbridge Drama Centre, South Woodford, Greater London
20th – 24th January | LONDON PREMIERE | The Pit, Barbican as part of the 2015 London International Mime Festival (LIMF)
27th Jan | Edge Hill University, The Arts Centre, Ormskirk
28th – 29th Jan | The North Wall,Oxford
2nd Feb | Royal & Derngate, Northampton
3rd Feb | The Core at Corby Cube, Corby
4th – 5th Feb |The Lowry Studio, Salford
6th Feb | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead
10-11th Feb | Unity Theatre, Liverpool
12th – 14th Feb | Bristol Old Vic, Bristol
16th Feb | King George’s Hall, Blackburn
28 Jan | Birmingham Old Rep, Birmingham
1-13 Feb | Battersea Arts Centre , London
28 Jan | Birmingham Old Rep, Birmingham
1-13 Feb | Battersea Arts Centre, London
10-15 Oct | Battersea Arts Centre, London
17 Oct – 7 Nov | Light tours China
31 May – 17 June | Battersea Arts Centre, London