Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

Thirty Years of the Workcenter: A Retrospective

We encounter the Workcenter’s deepening of an exploration of the human being in action, as Mr Richards guides us through the phases of the Workcenter’s performing arts research, interweaving analysis, screenings of film fragments and discussion... 

L'Heure Fugitive

L'Heure Fugitive

A woman comes face to face with her overwhelming need for revolution. Does she long for a rendezvous? Her fantasies become action as she is carried through a series of metamorphoses, incarnating the voices of French poetesses anchored in history... 

The Underground: A Response to Dostoevsky

The Underground: A Response to Dostoevsky

Is it possible to rid ourselves of that force which engulfs us daily and constitutes a redirection of our destiny? Can we alter a plan nature has etched within us and deviate from the habitual to uncover that which exists within, as if already defined, yet which remains until now unlived? 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's The Constant Prince

Carla Pollastrelli will carry the public through an outline of Jerzy Grotowski’s creative biography with a specific focus on the theatrical phase he carried out between 1959 and 1969 with the Laboratory Theatre Company, first in Opole and then in Wroclaw (Poland)... 

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

Presentation of the Film Documentation of Jerzy Grotowski's Akropolis

In this encounter, Carla Pollastrelli, co-director of Fondazione Pontedera Teatro from 1993 to 2012, will introduce and present the video documentation of Akropolis, an outstanding realisation of Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre which has its premiere in Opole (Poland) in 1962 and was also performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1964. 

The Living Room

The Living Room

The Living Room takes us home, to a place in which we welcome another. By starting from this fundamental action that can take place in a living room, we enter an investigation into how the potentialities of performance craft can both enrich and be enriched by daily interpersonal relations and realities... 

Lines

Lines

Lines is a touching spoken word show surrounding the diverse lives of people travelling along the London underground. The characters repeat “It’s not somewhere you go to / It’s something you go through” and we’re bombarded with a flurry of movement and a cacophony of voices that cover people from every class, background and race... 

The Trial

The Trial

An expansive stage space is dominated by assorted wooden furniture, with some pieces decked out in opulent reds and golds. The contrast between the dilapidated scenery and the luxurious colours in which they are bathed confirms this adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial as maintaining a relevance for rich and poor, young and old... 

Beach Party (We Thought We Heard Fireworks)

Beach Party (We Thought We Heard Fireworks)

Beach Party is a performance devised by 38 Buried Roses influenced by the methodologies and practices of European Theatre in the past century. The collective sets out on a journey through the moving sands of today's world... 

Lost Game

Lost Game

Every day he writes to her from his cell. She never answers. She never will. Raw bodies give voice to the desperate words of this prisoner as the lines between his realities begin to blur and his sanity slips away... 

Three

Three

Three wishes, three witches, three sisters, three pigs, three bears, three beers, three musketeers... Three actors weave together three famous tales, which, incidentally, all feature the elusive number three! Brought to life in a flurry of original live music and brilliantly energetic storytelling, behold as our players burst from their wagon of forgotten fables to retell the yarns of Rumpelstiltskin, Goldilocks and Grimm’s Three Wanderers as never before! Developed with support from Arts Council England and the West Yorkshire Playhouse... 

Sylum

Sylum

A congregation of strangers, brought together by the need to give body, voice and space to their other selves – to explore the lives unlived and words left unspoken. ‘When I dance with you – and I will dance with you – you will forget yourself...