An afternoon of Unlimited Inspiration
• meet new people
• learn new ways of working collaboratively
• develop your early stage idea into a new kind of monster.
We're teaming up with our Resident Company Unlimited to run an afternoon of randomly inspired match making and idea development. It doesn't matter if you're a writer, director, performer, lighting designer, stage manager, emerging, mid-career, emerged, professional or amateur... if you'd like to share your ideas, learn how to collaborate better, meet new people and devise a brand new (lo-fi, down and dirty) show together in one afternoon then this is for you. It's going to be fun too.
We'll be breaking up the afternoon with four (short) new pieces of work by local artists:
The Flannagan Collective
Babylon is a new work in progress from The Flanagan Collective. It looks at social responsibility and how we might accidentally destroy ourselves unless we keep the right things safe and well loved. It moves on in style from Beulah, their folk musical, and pushes how the company might use narrative, music, images and storytelling to weave together and create a full picture. The company plan to test a few bits and pieces and to see how it goes…
There's Always a Better Word, Samm
Manic Chord Theatre
Experimenting with new words, examining bizarre sentences and playing with existing lexicon, 'There's Always a Better Word, Samm' uses music, movement, story-telling and the making of a bruschetta to tell the simple tale of a boy called Samm. Manic Chord Theatre invite you, the audience, to become part of the company's wordy explorations. This work in progress is part of the development of the company's first piece.
It turns out that Uncanny Theatre can fervently believe in
things that not only turn out to be untrue but are pretty
ridiculous when you think about them.
Is it possible to be rational in a world where people salute magpies, touch wood and avoid pavement cracks? As people struggle to make sense of their lives Uncanny take a look at what people are willing to let themselves believe and what they'll do to preserve those beliefs.
DugOut Theatre begin an exploration of the events of Hamlet from the perspective of The Players. In the aftermath of Fortimbras' coronation, the actors invite an audience to join them as they piece together what they remember of the fateful nights they spent at the Elsinore. DugOut hope to combine an exploration of Hamlet with presentation techniques that take their cues from music, storytelling and comedy.