In The Vice Like Grip Of It

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Fri 6 - Sat 7 May at 7.30pm

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Presented by Ivo
An ARC Production


You are watching a woman through the fourth wall of her home. The feed from the camera hidden in the lamp next to her is projected across her kitchen cabinets. When she speaks, her voice is caught by the microphone in her smartphone and amplified to you. She opens her laptop and an image of her face flickers across the room. You watch her type: ‘I think I’m being watched…

A new play exploring the relationship between citizens and the state in light of our knowledge of contemporary surveillance practices.

Funded by ACE Grants for the Arts and developed with the support of ARC Stockton, Theatre in the Mill, The Lowry & The North East Artist Development Network.


“a demanding and cathartic work which unpacks our experiences and asks daring questions” NARC Magazine.

Catch In The Vice Like Grip Of It in a double bill with Going Viral (9pm). Two shows for just £16!

About the Artist

IVO is Jo Tyabji & Olivia Furber. We work with live and mediated performance to raise submerged experiences, bring distance closer, and turn absences into felt presence. Our work is heavily informed by inclusive and community based practices, whether at the research stage or in the design of the piece. | @ohhiivo

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