The Drill


Examines how anxieties around security and terrorism have become ingrained in the daily life of today's cities, and asks whether we might be able to imagine and practice something radically different.
The Drill at Battersea Arts Centre

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
Started: Monday 5 February 2018
Closed: Saturday 17 February 2018
Running time:1 hr 00 mins
Age suitability: 16+

Synopsis


"It's a dress rehearsal for the real thing.


And you have a duty to make it real."


In their Total Theatre Award-winning debut The Beanfield and Fringe First Award-winning follow-up Tank, critically acclaimed multimedia theatre company Breach investigated re-working history through performance.


In this ambitious new show, the company moves from the past to the future.


Each of The Drill's cast members has undergone training with security services, first responders and casualty simulators to investigate different kinds of disaster "rehearsal".


From workshops in our workplaces to the large-scale scenarios using actors, fake wounds and explosives we see on the news, what kinds of futures are we being encouraged to picture and prepare for - and how might these "rehearsals" bleed into our off-stage lives?


Mashing up documentary film and devised theatre in the company's signature deconstructed style, The Drill examines how anxieties around security and terrorism have become ingrained in the daily life of today's cities, and asks whether we might be able to imagine and practice something radically different.


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Theatre


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Postal address:
Lavender Hill
Battersea
London SW11 5TN

Box office tel: 020 7223 2223

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Dates


Previews from:Monday 5 February 2018

Closes:Saturday 17 February 2018

Performance days & times


Evening:

Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm

Friday ‑ 7‑00pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm


Matinee:
-

Tickets


Standard:
£12.50

Concessions:
£10

Cast


Amarnah Amuludun

Luke Lampard

Ellice Stevens


Creatives


Author: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens
Director: 

Dorothy Allen-Pickard (video)

Billy Barrett (live)


Production: Breach Theatre

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