Archived Events/ Autumn 2012

Ira Brand

Keine Angst

Thursday 25th October, 7.30pm
Full £10 | Conc £6 | Schools & Colleges £5 | Age 16+

“Sometimes when I’m driving, I shut my eyes. Just to see what that is like. And sometimes, I take my hands off the steering wheel. I put one hand around the handbrake and the other on the base of my seat, and then I hold them there for just a little longer than is safe.” Ira Brand

Keine Angst is an exploration of fear as one of the most fundamental of human emotions, a primal survival mechanism, and the hardest thing to defy. It is a piece about what it feels like and what it means to be afraid, about sensible fears and illogical anxieties. About what fear smells like, about fear as galvanising and as debilitating, about whether it is ever really good to be scared and, most importantly, about how to be brave.

“This is an evocative show that makes its audience pause and think about what scares them. Brand’s curiosity is infectious, and the rhythms of the production, its juxtaposition of the fantastical with the real, makes it easy to relate to. As a whole it makes for a beautiful portrait of human consciousness.”
4 Stars, Exeunt Magazine