CHARGED is our end of season mini-festival, celebrating work created as part of Progression, alongside special guest artists. Our headline performance is a work-in-progress by Bertand Lesca & Nasi Voutsas, creators of acclaimed show PALMYRA. This will be performed on Saturday evening in a double-bill with Progression Young Artists, who have been working with interactive theatre-makers, Coney. On the Friday evening a double-bill showcases new work from Progression Resident Artists Midnight Florists and Sasha Mulvey, as well as new performance from Reach Theatre.
Performances on Saturday evening will be accessible for both d/Deaf and hearing audiences, including integrated British Sign Language.
FRIDAY 5 APRIL 2019 – 7.30PM
LORD KNOWS THIS WON’T BE THE LAST TIME
by The Midnight Florists Collective (Progression Resident Company)
‘I was assaulted the month after Weinstein came to light. I am a Man. My abuser was a woman.’ Victims will speak out through headphones and surrogate mouths asking: what if our abuser is not a Hollywood superstar, but someone much closer? The Midnight Florist Collective is a support network of emerging artists from across the country.
TED THE UNISHEEP
by Sasha Mulvey (Progression Resident Artist)
Sasha Mulvey returns with new material from her show Ted the Unisheep, which began life on our Comedy in Performance course last season…
Enter the portal into the figurative womb of humanity, from whence all creative ideas are born(e). The portal of the non-physical, much like an analogical tangerine. In other words: segmented and intangible. Please note: this is for pretentious people only (and for people who pretend they know what pretentious means only).
REACH THEATRE COMPANY
GLYPT’s resident company of artists with learning disabilities return with more of their trademark absurd and surreal performance.
SATURDAY 6 APRIL 2019 – 7.30PM
All performances British Sign Language Interpreted
by Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas
On stage, the two performers dance the end of their relationship and collaboration together, imagining what a future without each other might look like. Their dance is a reminder and a celebration of our own mortality and that of everything around us.
Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (France/UK) are the creators of EUROHOUSE (2016), PALMYRA (2017) and ONE (2019). Their work to date has gathered enthusiastic responses from critics in The Guardian and The Times, won several awards and toured to major festivals including PuSh (Canada), MESS Festival (Bosnia), Festival de Otono (Spain) and Adelaide Festival (Australia).
PROGRESSION YOUNG COMPANY and CONEY
The premiere of a new rebellious and playful performance piece, created by young artists from Progression, who have spent a week working with BAFTA Award-winning theatre-makers, Coney.
If you want to see the future of British theatre now, then Coney is one of the companies to watch…(Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)