Here's what's happening...
THE UNBUILT ROOM - I’m very excited to present a new Unbuilt Room at ⋄Pitzhanger Manor⋄, the country home of architect Sir John Soane in the early 1800s. Newly renovated - and now boasting a contemporary art gallery with an inaugural exhibition of work by Anish Kapoor - the manor is holding a Late event on 28 June (⋄info here⋄).
19 - A brief break from Beowulf to try something new! Across 2019, I’ll be presenting 19 short work-in-progress experiments in performance-games and interactive storytelling at Battersea Arts Centre, London. The next three performances are Wednesday 10 July (a bit more ⋄info here⋄).
These are not episodic shows (they’re not related to each other… so you don’t have to see number 3 to see number 7) — and they’re timed so you can one of the other shows on at BAC. Plus, tickets are pay-what-you-can! But capacity is limited, so do try to book in advance ⋄here⋄.
BEOWULF is on the road in 2019! With shows across the country, including The British Library — the home of the original Beowulf manuscript!
Info, tour dates and two video trailers ⋄here⋄
In other news: I have a few other projects bubbling away… more to announce in soon...
A bit about...
Developed at ⋄Battersea Arts Centre⋄ with support from ⋄Queen Mary University of London⋄ and ⋄The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton⋄, this adaptation presents the epic Beowulf - one of the oldest surviving poems in English - as a new performance-game. As in my other shows, the audience is in control, exploring a world of heroes and monsters and looking at the enduring power of stories.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through
⋄Arts Council England⋄.
⋄Beowulf⋄ on tour...
Bedford - Fri 11 Jan > ⋄The Place⋄
London - Wed 23 Jan > ⋄The British Library⋄
Leicester - Thurs 31 Jan > ⋄Attenborough Arts Centre⋄
Norwich - Fri 1 Feb > ⋄The Garage⋄
Isle of Wight - Thurs 7 Feb > ⋄Ventnor Exchange⋄
Walton-on-Thames - Fri 8 Feb > ⋄Riverhouse Barn⋄
Oxford - Fri 15 Feb > ⋄The Old Fire Station⋄
More ⋄Beowulf⋄ on tour...
Folkestone - Thurs 28 Feb > ⋄Quarterhouse⋄
Havant - Fri 1 Mar > ⋄The Spring⋄
Maidenhead - Web 6 Mar > ⋄Norden Farm Centre for the Arts⋄
Chichester - Thurs 7 Mar > ⋄The Showroom⋄
Leeds - Fri 8 Mar > ⋄The Leeds Library⋄ (presented as part of the Leeds Lit Festival 2019)
Slough - Sat 9 Mar > ⋄The Curve⋄
Farnham - Thurs 14 Mar > ⋄Farnham Maltings⋄
Hemel Hempstead Fri 15 Mar > ⋄The Old Town Hall⋄
Lincoln - Wed 20 Mar > ⋄Lincoln Performing Arts Centre⋄
⋄Beowulf⋄ on tour...
The Unbuilt Room returned in an all-new version made for Oxford Playhouse. This new, larger-format version of the show was based on the city of Oxford and presented in a vault of Brasenose College as part of the Playhouse Plays Out programme > 20-22 March.
A House Repeated's 2016-17 tour continued...
A House Repeated's 2016-17 tour got underway...
I contributed to ⋄The Museum of London's⋄ CITY | SPACE | VIDEO GAMES series, giving a short talk for "Art, Video Games and Digital Worlds" evening on 7/11. Plus I performed a new, larger-audience version of The Unbuilt Room before the talk.
A House Repeated was at the ⋄Now Play This⋄ games festival at Somerset House, London on 3 April.
A House Repeated - a "team" version of The Unbuilt Room - sold out a three week run at ⋄Battersea Arts Centre⋄ -- 7-24 October (Wed - Sat).
⋄We This Way⋄ was on tour in November & December... playing MAC (Birmingham), House (Plymouth), Stratford Circus (London), The Bike Shed Theatre (Exeter) and The Marlborough Theatre (Brighton)... more to come in 2016!
...and at ⋄Lakeside Theatre⋄ in Essex on 30th September and 1st October.