Dates and Times
19 March 2014 to 19 March 2014 at 7.30pm
Theatre-maker Andy Smith presents a unique double bill of performances as part of this year's Sprint festival. Using his trademark simple, informal and conversational style, these two works are joined by their desire to ask a few questions about what we are up to, contemplate the world we live in a little, and think about how we might change it.
Commonwealth tells the story of some people who get together in a room somewhere to listen to a story, think about where they are, and what and how they might be doing.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air is a gentle meditation on existence, a plea for some humanity, a break from some of what might be happening outside.
Andy Smith has been making theatre under the name a smith since 2003, producing characteristically simple work unafraid to approach and address big subjects. He is the co-director (with Karl James) of the award winning plays An Oak Tree, ENGLAND and The Author by Tim Crouch, and along with Tim the co-writer and performer of what happens to the hope at the end of the evening.
All That Is Solid Melts Into Air is a co-production between a smith, BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen) and Black Box Teater (Oslo) and was supported by Norsk Kulturrad. commonwealth was commissioned by Gateshead International Festival of Theatre (GIFT) 2012 and developed at Pilot, Birmingham.
"An insistent protest" – Bergens Tidende on All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
“A brilliant piece of collaborative writing by two master makers" – The Scotsman on What Happens to the Hope at the End of the Evening, written and performed with Tim Crouch