Participation, Sharing, Development
A few skewed scenes from their new show
Thu 21 Jan 7.30pm Informal sharing | Free admission! | Age 14+
She was built upon a brown water bog.
They drained her dry and set about building.
Meccano men gone mad.
Only “The Bayou” could not be built upon.
A quaking bog, where the birches bend and tremble with every footfall.
Where cloudberries spring up through scabs of sun faded crisp packets and carrier bags.
Where bog hopper beetles crawl across the bare bones of umbrellas.
There is a beast in the bayou.
1927 introduce you to their new nightmarish world and its inky inhabitants, performed in 1927’s unique style merging animation, live actors and music. This is a work in progress, featuring but a few scenes from the show that will be complete in late 2010.
Everything Must Go or The Voluntary Attempt to Overcome Unnecessary Obstacles
Thu 18 Mar 7.30pm Informal sharing | Free admission! | Age 14+
An athletic-puppetic duet between father and daughter. Cinefilm, clowning, puppetry and hurdling are used to explore a father’s life – from dosshouse childhood to dancing on graves. In this meditation on love, loss, memory and play, we see Dad training for the Olympics by day and dragging up by night. With age his money-saving schemes become increasingly elaborate, from the secrets of free water to newspaper-stealing shoes. But eventually EVERYTHING MUST GO.
“Disarmingly skewwhiff…hugely affectionate” The Times ****
“Funny, inventive and touching” Time Out *****
‘Total Theatre Award (Devised performance) 2009, The Arches Brick Award 2009’
Thu 22 Apr 7.30pm Informal sharing | Free admission! | Age 15+
Almost Three is a show about a first memory: a day trip to London in the 1975. It is a show rich in images and movement, in the sights and sounds of a place and time. As we go further into this scene it becomes clear that the mind may be playing games with us, that these things may never have existed like this. Almost Three stages, in Aitchison’s typically precise, idiosyncratic style, this game of picturing a scene that threatens to disappear in
front of our eyes. With one eye looking back to the 70’s and the other looking resolutely forward, Almost Three is contemporary movement theatre for the 21st Century.
“humorous intelligent, sensuous theatre” Frankfurter Allgemeine