The Cult of K*nzo


A solo performance combining storytelling, videography, sound design and choreography, to playfully explore one woman's life long desire for luxury.
The Cult of K*nzo at Camden People's Theatre

Image credit (c) Nikolas Louka


Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Camden People's Theatre
Starts: Tuesday 5 February 2019
Closes: Saturday 9 February 2019
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: 12+

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Background


Co-commissioned by Camden People's Theatre and Battersea Arts Centre.


Developed at Barbican Open Lab, ARC, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough, The Bikeshed, Poplar Union and rehearsed at Old Diorama Arts Centre.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


This production contains a chase lighting sequence.


Synopsis


On November 5 2016, Paula Varjack found herself queuing at 4:00 am, outside of a shopping centre in east London, for the collaboration between the high end designer KENZO and high street label H&M.


Five hours later, she and twenty others were given ten minutes to shop a cordoned off section of a store.


After paying at a till staffed by cheering applauding sales assistants, she emerged carrying the largest shopping bag she had ever carried, in a complete and total daze.


What had just happened?


What was it about Kenzo?


THE CULT OF K*NZO is a solo performance combining storytelling, videography, sound design and choreography, to playfully explore one woman's life long desire for luxury, the ways in which luxury brands create that desire, and the journey of one man's dream to become a fashion designer.


Across all of these stories are outsiders, the tension between inclusion and exclusion, and the mysterious allure of high end.


Why do we want the things that we want?


What's in a brand?


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Theatre


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Box office tel: 0207 419 4841

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 5 February 2019

Closes:Saturday 9 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 9‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 9‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 9‑00pm

Friday ‑ 9‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 9‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12

Concessions:
£10

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Creatives


Production: Paula Varjack

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