We worked with Curve in Leicester to develop a site-specific piece of theatre for the NCP car park for Inside Out Festival in May 2016 working with their associate groups including a bollywood dance group, youth theatre, break dancers, choirs and more.
“Excellent … A fragile and touching snapshot of the hopes and dreams of a city.” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Read more on ‘Football unites cities, can theatre ever do the same?’ here –
HOW TO BE BETTER
We worked with Contact’s Young Company to create a 2015 Christmas show How to be Better “full of confetti and confession” for the main theatre at Contact, Manchester. It felt like an adventure into honesty with our audience, even creating Truth Booths at the end where wisdom from our audience was accumulated every night. We devised the show with the young company over 4 weeks and also worked alongside Level Up the young musicians who composed powerful, original music for the show and then performed live.
“Here are their worries, but here too are some of the ways they think they, and we the wider community, can face them. Not giving in, but creating changes, big and small. Not just learning someone else’s words and acting out a role. Here they are on a stage, being a version of themselves.” – Laura Maley, Cultural Shenanigans
For more read this great, thoughtful review here: Cultural Shenanigans Review
Feedback from audience (via Twitter):
“Fantastically inventive; funny, intelligent, thought-provoking, inspiring and moving”
“Thought provoking, fresh, intelligent theatre – you’ve never seen Space 1 used this way”
“The best kind of theatre – honest and inspiring”