Theatre for Two in pop-up venue
London theatre news: Tuesday 27 April 2021
Short plays - Tours
We Are Kilter’s 'Theatre For Two', featuring for new micro-plays, will be presented in a covid-secure pop-up venue at four locations between 5 June and 7 July.
Image courtesy We Are Kilter
Four newly commissioned micro-plays will form the programme of We Are Kilter's Theatre For Two which is destined to tour to four London locations during June and July.
Written by Tabby Lamb, Macadie Amoroso, Ryan Lane, and Gabriella Leon, the four short plays (running at approximately 10 minutes each) are a series of personal, interactive meetings between actor and audience member.
The shows will be presented in a specially designed covid-secure pop-up space designed by Ioana Curelea (The Strange Tale of Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin, Told by an Idiot) which will form a self-contained unit measuring approximately 3m by 2m to allow for social distancing, with tickets purchased as a 'bubble', for one or two.
The space will be separated by a clear perspex-style screen, with removable chairs for audience members and space for one performer.
The audience space will be wheelchair accessible and will feature easily sanitised hard furnishings to ensure thorough and effective cleaning between performances.
Director Ed Theakston commented ...
"As we emerge from the past year, I am thrilled to have been able to collaborate with a tremendously talented group of artists to bring this show to life.
The focus of the show is to safely create moments of human connection, and to centre the power and immediacy of live theatre.
Theatre For Two will be popping up in the heart of communities across London, providing some much-needed escapism and joy.
Theatre has a vital role to play, not least in us all processing 'These Unprecedented Times'.
Theatre For Two is our contribution."
Venues and dates for the production are as follows ...
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June - The CentrE17
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June - Stanley Halls, South Norwood
Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 June - The Turbine Theatre, Battersea
Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July - COLAB Tavern, Borough
To accompany the performances, there will be workshops for families and young people exploring storytelling and playfulness, delivered by director Katie Coull (Arts for Essential Workers) and actor and educator Matthew Grove.
Tickets can be booked for each stand-alone play or to experience the full cycle of all four over the course of an hour.
Show listing information
After a year of being stuck, unexpectedly stranded in isolation, isn't it time to meet someone new?
Step inside and meet four eccentric characters who are desperate for company and comradeship - whether that's sharing a cuppa, a daydream or a waxworm.
Written by some of the most exciting up-and-coming talent, each semi-improvised short play will plunge the audience into a funny, surprising and perhaps peculiar experience, where you get to be part of reclaiming control of the story.
Together, create playful interactions, celebrating the absurdity of human connection.
Step inside and become part of a new story, a new world, where YOU are part of deciding how it ends.
Pop in for one, or stay for all four!
Gluten Free Chocolate Crispy Caramel Mini Bite by Tabby Lamb
Reptile by Macadie Amoroso
The Recluse Who Lives On A Hill by Ryan Lane
Share-My-Home Companion by Gabriella Leon
Author: Gabriella Leon, Tabby Lamb, Macadie Amoroso, Ryan Lane
Director: Ed Theakston
Production: We Are Kilter
From: Saturday 5 June 2021
Closes: Wednesday 7 July 2021
Standard: £6 - £15 for one show and £25 - £45 for the cycle
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