Archive for April 30th, 2012

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Theatre for One

Monday, 30 April, 2012

Alma Mater, at BAC, 1 May – 12 May

Battersea Arts Centre are taking on the microtheatre concept during early May, hosting the first London run of Fish & Game’s hit Edinburgh Fringe show.

A filmic tour-for-one, Alma Mater fuses high-technology with lo-fi charm as individual audience members enter a specially constructed, full-scale child’s bedroom to immerse themselves – via iPad – in the world of a little girl.

With an original score by John De Simone performed by experimental octet, Ensemble Thing and cinematography from award-winning artist Anna Chaney, Alma Mater weaves a complex, handheld fairytale for the 21st century – a haunting meditation on family, familiarity and growing-up.

More at www.bac.org.uk

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Accidental Festival at the Round House – 31 May to 3 June

Monday, 30 April, 2012

Something to get excited about over the Jubilee weekend?

From May 31 to June 3, the long Jubilee weekend, students of Central School of Speech & Drama are to mount the Accidental Festival at the Round House. This is the Festival’s 7th year.

The Accidental Festival, which has a lot of  international content, is devised by the 21 students on Central’s BA Theatre Practice: Performance Arts course.

This year’s programme includes over 60 different artists, including everything from contemporary dance to improvised comedy, music to experimental work and performances that will be truly innovative.

As producers the students have also brought in young companies such as Theatre Re who will perform The Gambler, a physical theatre piece which uses movement, live music and new writing to tell the story of an elderly gambling addict.

MENCHCollective, Music Box, Smooth Operators and CODA Dance Company are among the wide range of other companies taking part and contributing a very broad range of work.

More at www.accidentalfestival.co.uk