Big Bang: Sprint 2020 #1

Dates and Times

Mon 16 March 2020 at 7.30pm

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Ticket information

£12/£10 (concession)

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Featured in Sprint Festival 2020: three-weeks of striking new work by some of the UK’s most exciting artists. Browse the full line-up here.

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An explosive night of performance from which new universes of theatre may one day emerge. Expect brand new works-in-progress, never-before-seen ideas and some of the freshest work from the UK’s most innovative and exciting theatre-makers.

The Line-up

Dear Diary by LPM Theatre Project
Dear Diary
is a one woman show created by LPM Theatre Project, a curious creative project formed by two women. The performance tackles serious issues around the gender age and pay gap crisis that seems to hit middle-aged women the hardest. The play explores subjects such as discrimination and gender bias and is infused with humour, feminist ideas and of course music from the 80’s and a great anthemic song. Even though we are pressured by society we are making a stand! By the end of the show the answer will be given to the urging question: Can relief be found in a few glasses of prosecco?

500 Metres by Theo Moore
In 2008 the global economy crashed. Banks were bailed out with a huge amount of state funds and in the UK, a decade of austerity followed. Whilst those responsible faced little to no repercussions, the most vulnerable had to foot the bill. 500 Metres is a 20 minute autobiographical, verbatim solo performance piece. Using audio footage from an interview with his brother, Theo weaves together a story of fraternal love with a critique of viscous austerity policies, the Conservative government and the maligning of disabled people.

An Archive of Improprieties: The Leader – 1st iteration by Helena Botto
How does the ambiguity of populist rhetoric – producing both, appealing and repelling affects (a ‘monster effect’) – lead to a perilous fascination and consensual agreement with authoritarian and exclusionary forms of politics?

Fifty Years of Trying by Paul Atherton Q&D Productions
Paul Atherton is celebrating his 50th Birthday at The Wolseley restaurant, London. One would think it’s the height of success, but the reality is far from perception.
Paul has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, reliant on State Benefits and is currently homeless, as he’s been for the past ten years. This true-life story of a Kafkaesque nightmare sees Paul tell his tale of a life decimated by credit- file and computer errors, bureaucratic insanity by Councils, Housing Offices and the DWP and the failings of an intangible legal system, that even “The Trial” wouldn’t dare to have fictionalised for fear of being criticised as too unbelievable.
A stark but humorous reminder of the fragility of 21 st Century living, where lives are controlled by corporations, state and technology, and this one man’s battle against it all, “The Penniless Millionaire”.
@LondonersLondon #FiftyYearsOfTrying

Image credit (c) Chris Harvey

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