enveloped in velvet
Four people find themselves stranded in the shallow waters of modern existence. Facing up to the self-deception and triviality of their everyday encounters, each challenge themselves to speak honestly about the things we think but don't say. As the four monologues veer in different directions, they eventually collide in an event that unites them all.
"A STIMULATING PIECE OF THEATRE THAT PROVOKED MORAL REFLECTION AND SELF-EXAMINATION.’"
"STARK HONESTY COUPLED WITH ACUTE VULNERABILITY ECHO THE MEMORABLE DEPICTIONS OF A DISILLUSIONED YOUTH DURING THE NINETIES RECESSION: RECALLING GRITTY MOMENTS IN IRVINE WELSH'S TRAINSPOTTING"
THE PUBLIC REVIEWS
“The Queen, my Lord, is dead.” Six words that write off one of Shakespeare’s most vivid, intriguing creations. Can such an ending ever be justified?
Curtain'd Sleep dives deep into the wings of Shakespeare’s worlds, staging the previously unseen to pose the question, “why do Ophelia and Lady Macbeth take their final breaths off-stage?”
Fusing powerful original text with stunning visual theatre and an immersive soundtrack, Entita throw Shakespeare into motion and draw close these iconic characters often held at arms length.
“all the genius, skill and confidence of theatre-makers ten times as established” ★★★★★ (Method in Madness, Broadway Baby)
there's a zombie outside
A hypothetical zombie apocalypse traps two people in a room with the audience. Their discussion passes the time before the inevitable happens - what's going on outside? What's happened to human identity? Which is better - Superman or Spiderman? This is Waiting for Godot after the apocalypse. This is waiting for the end in the age of technology.
Originally hailing from every corner of the UK, There's A Zombie Outside is the latest production from the company who create work As & When they can. They engage with the contemporary world around them in original works which challenge the conventional and reward the curious.
'There's a zombie outside this room. Of course not an actual zombie, that'd be ridiculous. But for all intents and purposes... Humour us'
seven velvet suits
Paris: July 1925. Maverick composer, Erik Satie is dead. A group of friends make their way to his apartment which none of them have been allowed to enter for 27 years.
Performed by an actor and a baritone, workshOPERA bring Satie’s world to life through a new, audience immersive song-cycle.
Through the composer’s numerous writings, musings and unsent love letters, the audience, along with Satie's brother Conrad, will discover the eccentricities of this extraordinary figure: his identical velvet suits he bought to avoid the hassle of what to wear, his commitment to only eating white foods and, most painfully, his one, tortured love affair with a beautiful young artist...
In his 150th anniversary year, Seven Velvet Suits allows us into the private, eccentric playspace of one of the 20th Century’s most revolutionary artists and allows a brother to rediscover the sibling he never fully understood.
Praise for workshOPERA and Anna Pool, Artistic Director:
“Brilliant fun with a bravura score * * * *” The Guardian
“Vivid, well sprung and aptly festive in spirit,” Opera Magazine
“Truly genre breaking… an exciting example of how opera can break creatively into new spaces,” Bachtrack, 2015
the contemptible case of charles peace
The Contemptible Case of Charles Peace is an interactive theatre game that places audience in the centre of a criminal investigation of a case that has spanned centuries. Upon entering what was once home to one of Victorian Britain’s most wanted men, they must crack codes, solve clues, and complete puzzles to try and discover the truth that has been buried within these four walls.
But with time running short, will they be clever and cunning enough to sort the truth from the lies and uncover a secret bigger than they could ever have imagined?
Broken Stereo tell stories in unusual ways, creating worlds that envelope and immerse audiences through interactive experiences. Exploring with ideas of game-play narrative, they try to create video-game-style worlds in which the story only reveals itself to those who play the game correctly.
do it theatre
ten little memories
A unique theatrical event where the audience is given an illustrated play script to read to themselves, at their own pace, in an engaging and exciting setting. You read the script, use your imagination and encounter your own Private Play. No actors are present. It is just you, the story and the visceral experience.
Ten Little Memories takes a fantastic and atypical look at mental Illness and how memories shape our lives. The Private Play combines illustration, animation and theatre in original and intuitive methods to present an original and exciting storytelling experience.
Do It Theatre create theatrical events that utilise literature, animation and illustrations to tell stories for people with mental health problems that can be enjoyed by everyone. Recently we have been given a New Emerging Theatre Companies Award from New Diorama Theatre in London, a Small Grants Award from the Tom McGrath Trust and project funding from Creative Scotland.