Guest Blog: Uncanny Theatre Share Their Q&A With Us About Their Upcoming Sprint show Outrage

In this blog post, Uncanny Theatre share their Q&A with us for their upcoming Sprint Show Outrage, talking through what the show is about, why they made it and what their audience will hopefully take from it. Check out their wonderful trailer below! Don’t miss Outrage on Friday March 23 at 7:15pm as part of Sprint 2018.

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Uncanny Theatre – Outrage Q&A

Can you summarise what Outrage is about? 

Matt: This is a show about the culture of Outrage that persists in the world, and how we deal with the anger we feel towards the people that make us the most angry.

Nat: And Termite Fishing….

Matt: Yes, and Termite fishing

Why did you want to make this show and why now? 

Matt: This idea kind of emerged last summer when it felt like more than ever the internet was becoming a really oppositional place, where everyone was just shouting at the people that they didn’t agree with. There wasn’t any talk of what we might want, people were just raging at people who they didn’t like.

What makes you most outraged in your day-to-day life? 

Nat: Bad drivers and a certain woman with a 7 letter name…..

All Uncanny’s work involves a lot of audience interaction. What can they expect when they come to see the show?

Matt: There is a bit in which we invite people to partake in the ritualistic banishment of someone who may or may not be James Cordon, as represented by an orange.

Nat: But don’t worry, they can expect to be safe….we’re not bad people, we’re quite odd but not cruel!

What do you hope that audiences will get from the show? 

Nat: Laughter, questions and the sweet, sweet knowledge that they helped us get famous.

Matt: Yeah, this is both a deeply silly show, and one that I think might challenge a few people. So I’m hoping that this is a good time with a bit of a gut punch towards the end.

Would you prefer your audience to leave satisfied and content or spitting-feathers angry?

Nat: We’d like them to leave continuing the conversation.

Matt: As ever with us the central conceit is more of a game than anything. So we’re not out to make our audience angry – those outside the room might be another matter – but we’re all friends in the room.

What have been the highlights and challenges of creating Outrage? 

Nat: Highlights – the fact I am now the proud owner of more than one turtleneck and the Beyoncé bit. Challenges – the harsh lesson that putting fresh orange juice in your eye does hurt and a big loss was the bit with Theresa May and the dead nurses….

Matt: I’d second the sadness at the loss of the nurses bit.

What do you think a world without outrage would look like? 

Nat: That’s a very difficult question and the fact it’s a question I can’t answer is what worries me.

Matt: I don’t think that I want to stop people feeling anger, it’s a powerful thing. I just don’t  think that we use that energy very well at the moment.