An iceberg arrives at a tropical island. The inhabitants search for someone to blame for the unlikely visitor; this is a place where scapegoating is a reflex. On the Outskirts of a Large Event mixes cinematic projection, surround sound and spoken word to form a piece of theatre as strange and bright as a lump of ice. The Bare Project is a Sheffield based theatre and interactive arts company who want to push our sense of what is real and unreal.
This performance is a 'scratch' version of the piece following a two-week rehearsal period. Feedback from the audience would be very helpful to guide them in their final week of rehearsals!
The production is directed by Artistic Director and co-founder Malaika Cunningham (Cardboard Citizens, Invisible Flock), who is currently undertaking a PhD in theatre and activism at the University of Leeds, and written by Joe W (Royal Court’s Introduction to Playwriting 2016). The cast will feature Rose Gray (Roundabout- Paines Plough), who has worked extensively with The Bare Project and is an Associate Artist and Nicola Blackwell (Market Boy- National Theatre) who has been a key part of the development of this show.
On Monday 12 February, Malaika Cunningham will lead a workshop where she will be using Theatre of the Oppressed technique to open up discussions about democracy, theatre and the political role of imagination. Full details on the workshop here
Read a blog from the Artistic Director, Malaika Cunningham here. We also have a blog from the playwright, Joe W, on the influences behind the new play.