Image: Battersea Arts Centre
"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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London SW11 5TN
Performance days & times
Tuesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Wednesday ‑ 7‑00pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑00pm
Friday ‑ 7‑00pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑00pm
Author: Billy Barrett and Ellice Stevens
Dorothy Allen-Pickard (video)
Billy Barrett (live)
Production: Breach Theatre