Archived Events/ Autumn 2013

Neil Bartlett

Neil Bartlett

Live Art Agency DIY Project

Sun 3 Nov 7.30pm Admission free | Age 16+

University of Chichester and Live Art Agency – DIY 10
Acclaimed director and performer Neil Bartlett grew up in Broyle Close, just ten minutes away from the site of The Showroom. For six years, he cycled past it every day on his way home from school……Since then, his early notoriety ( performing naked in derelict warehouses; directing
Complicite’s first award-winning show ) has lead to a career that has taken him to the Royal Court, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Opera House and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern – not neccessarily in that order ! – and now , for the first time in nearly forty years, he’s coming back to Chichester to make a new piece of work.

Working with a group of local young performers for just 48 intensive hours, Neil is going to dive back into his past and create a new piece of performance that explores what it feels like to come back to the streets and buildings that he knew so well as a small-town teenager. What does it feel like to go back ? Is going back a good way to start going forward again?

I LIVE HERE is being developed by The Showroom in association with LADA’s DIY programme.
This first scratch Sunday night showing of the piece will be free, with no booking required – just turn up on the night for a glimpse of a very special artist at work.

To find out more about Neil and his work, go to