Ringmaster


Bodies meeting bodies amidst the dark corners, flashing lights, blaring music. A touch lingering. Whispered suggestion. Deny? Accept. The aftermath, the pillow talk, the next morning. Connection. Unexpected flourishing.
Ringmaster at The Vaults

Image: The Vaults


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: The Vaults
Festival:Vault Festival 2019
Starts: Wednesday 30 January 2019
Closes: Sunday 3 February 2019
Running time:1 hr 40 mins
Age suitability: 15+

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Synopsis


Bodies meeting bodies amidst the dark corners, flashing lights, blaring music.


A touch lingering. Whispered suggestion. Deny? Accept.


The aftermath, the pillow talk, the next morning.


Connection. Unexpected flourishing.


The subversion of all your expectations.


Ringmaster is a devised production brought to you by Network Theatre.


Using Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde as a jumping off point, we seek to explore how performativity, sex, and relationships intertwine in contemporary London through a series of interlocking dialogues between the archetypical characters of today.


We draw on elements of physical theatre and queer theatre to produce this electrifying work that reflects the highs and lows of our human connections.


We ask:


In our sexual & romantic lives, how do public personas influence private performances?


What forces are behind our negotiations of consent?


How many relationships have been lost over the inability of men to load the dishwasher correctly?


Ringmaster takes its signature blend of camp, irony, metatheatre, poetics, and subversion straight to the heart of our desires - can we really control them as much as we think we can?


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Dates


Previews from:Wednesday 30 January 2019

Closes:Sunday 3 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm

Sunday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
Sunday - 3-00pm

Tickets


Standard:
£12

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Cast


Emily Bates

Shamini Bundell

Kim Gabriel

Eimear Lacey

Guillaume Lannes

Matthew Partridge

Dom Thomson

Sarah Wenban


Creatives


Director: Daniel Carter
Lighting: Paul Evans
Sound: Mike Wyer
Dramaturg: Susan Potts
Production: Network Theatre

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