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What we’re seeing at the theatre

We haven’t done one of these in while, so between everyone at PP we’ve made another list of what we’ve all been seeing in the past few weeks. With winter fast approaching, darker days and colder nights, what better place to spend your time than in the theatre.

What we’ve seen:

The Events at the Young Vic, The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse, Chimerica at the Harold Pinter Theatre, Show 2 at Lyric Hammersmith, Grounded at Traverse Theatre, Fleabag at Soho Theatre, Once at Phoenix Theatre, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas at the Royal Court, Edward II at the National Theatre, Virgin at Watford Palace Theatre, The Empty Quarter at Hampstead, As You Like It at The RSC, People at Birmingham Rep, Bryony Kimmings: Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model at Soho Theatre, Twelfth Night at Park Theatre, Perfect Match at Watford Palace Theatre, The Pride at Trafalgar Studios, The Legend Of Mike Smith by Soweto Kinch at Birmingham Rep, But I don’t like Girls at The Poor School, Othello at the National Theatre, The Herd at The Bush, Beats at Soho Theatre, Titus Andronicus at Arcola Theatre, Too Mortal by Shobana Jeyasingh at St. Pancras Church (Dance Umbrella), The World of Extreme Happiness at The ShedA Real Man’s Guide to Sainthood at Camden People’s Theatre, The Fu Manchu Complex at Oval House.

What will you be seeing in the coming weeks? Send us your suggestions by leaving a comment or tweeting us @painesplough.

What we’re seeing at the theatre

It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these. Apart from the obvious Paines Plough productions, here is a monster list of everything everyone in the office has been to over the last month or so. Please send us more suggestions below!

What we’ve seen …

Forever House by Glenn Waldron at The Drum Theatre Plymouth, Once adapted by Enda Walsh at Phoneix, The Book of Mormon by Matt Stone and Trey Parker at Prince of Wales, Trelawney of The Wells by Arthur Wing Pinero at The Donmar, The Table by Tanya Ronder at The Shed, Proof by David Auburn at The Menier Factory, No Quarter by Polly Stenham at The Royal Court, Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph at The Gate, Flow at The Print Room, Equally Divided by Ronald Harwood at Watford Palace, The Daughter in Law by D. H. Lawrence at Sheffield Theatres, Mies Julie by August Strindberg at Riverside Studios, Judas Kiss by David Hare at Duke or Yorks, Peter And Alice by John Logan at Noel Coward Theatre, Dirty Great Love Story by Kate Bonna and at Soho, Ring by Fuel at BAC, Old Times by Harold Pinter at Harold Pinter Theatre, Paper Dolls by Philip Himberg at The Tricycle, Children Of The Sun by Maxim Gorky at The National, Three Birds by Janice Okoh at The Bush, Hello / Goodbye by Peter Souter at Hampstead, Heather Gardner by Robin French at Birmingham Rep, God’s Property by Arinze Kene at Soho Theatre, Facts by Arthur Milner at The Finborough, Glasshouse by Kate Tempest at The Albany and Richmix, Narrative by Anthony Neilson at the Royal Court, A Dolls House adapted by Simon Stephens at the Young Vic, Belleville by Amy Herzog at New York Theatre Workshop, Cannibals by Rory Mullarkey at the Royal Exchange, Smack Family Robinson by Richard Bean at The Rose Theatre Kingston, The Centre by Alex Wood at The Pleasance, Puz/zle by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui at Sadlers Wells, Ubu Roi by Cheek by Jowl at The Barbican, Written on Skin by Martin Crimp and George Benjamin at Royal Opera House, Watt by Samuel Beckett at The Barbican, The forest and the field by Chris Goode at Oval House, Prophesy by Baz Productions at Blackall Studios, Liar Liar by E V Crowe at The Unicorn, Port by Simon Stephens at the National, The Winslow Boy by Terrance Rattigan at The Old Vic, Cabaret by Christopher Isherwood at CSSD,

What we’re seeing …

Salt, Root and Roe by Tim Price at Sherman Cymru, Say It With Flowers by Meic Povey and Johnny Tudor at Sherman Cymru, Praxis Makes Perfect by Tim Price and National Theatre Wales, Frauline Julie by August Strindberg at the Barbican, Othello at The National, The Seagull adapted by John Donnelly at Watford Palace, If Room Enough by withWings Theatre Company at Hightide Festival, Hard Feelings by Doug Lucie at The Finborough, The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh at The Noel Coward.

What we’re seeing at the theatre

It’s January again and all of a sudden the dark evenings that were once lit by festive lights are now just dark evenings again, without the promise of Christmas. But fear not. Fight the blues with PP’s guide to what’s on at the theatre over the next few weeks.

We’ve also included what we saw in December too, partly to show off, and partly to remember all the brilliant pieces showing at the end of the year.

Please do let us know if we’ve missed anything out.

What We’ve Seen

Bones at the Tristan Bates, This House at the National, The Promise at Trafalgar Studios, Ignorance / Jammilya at Hampstead, Scratch my City at Soho Theatre, Mydidae at Soho, Straight at the Bush, Constellations at Duke of York’s, The Effect at the National, The Boy with Tape on His Face at The Duchess, The Bodyguard at the Adelphi, The Coming Storm at BAC, Trojan Women at the Gate, Wicked at the Apollo Victoria, Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells, Privates on Parade at the Noel Coward, Cabaret at the Savoy,  Dance of Death at Trafalgar Studios, Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville, Uncle Vanya at the Noel Coward, NSFW the Court, The Kingdom at Soho, The Kitchen Sink at Hull Truck, The River at the Court, Hedda Gabler at The Old Vic, Theatre Uncut at The Young Vic, Don Giovanni at the Colliseum, Twelfth Night at the Apollo, Happy Birthday Wanda June at The Old Red Lion, The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse, Berenice at Donmar Warehouse, The Changeling at The Young Vic, Picnic at Chapter Arts Centre, Morning at Lyric Hammersmith.

What We’re Seeing

In the Republic Of Happiness at the Court, The Love Project at Rich Mix, Port at the National, Fuerza Bruta at the Roundhouse, The Animals and Children Took To The Streets at the National, Gruesome Playground Injuries at the Gate, Tu I Teraz at Hampstead Theatre, A New Play at the Court, God’s Property at Soho, American Justice at Arts Theatre, Ockham’s Razor at Platform Theatre, The Master and Margarita at Barbican, Overruled at Old Red Lion Theatre, The Arabian Nights at Tricycle Theatre.

What we’re seeing at the theatre

Another week, another brilliant creative chat at PPHQ.

Every Friday we try our best to meet and talk about some provocation or other. It might be the hot topic doing the rounds in the office that week, or it might be something much more peculiar.

We’ve been, let’s say, just a little bit busy with London and Roundabout over the past few weeks – so the hiatus provided us with plenty of material to thrash out. After dissecting our own productions for a time, we then moved onto what we’ve seen and what we plan to see over the coming weeks.

What we’ve seen recently:

Twelfth Night at The Globe,   Damned by Despair at The National, Monkey Bars at The Unicorn, War Horse at New London Theatre, This House at The National, I Heart Peterborough at Soho, Magic Flute at ENO, Last of the Haussmans at The National, Three Sisters at The Young Vic, Desire Under the Elms at the Lyric Hammersmith, Crypted/Excess at The Arcola, Love and Information at The Royal Court.

What we’re going to see in the next couple of weeks:

Curious Incident of The Dog in the Night at The National, Medea at Watford Palace, Lyrikal Fearta at Sadler’s Wells,  Fireface at The Young Vic, Mudlarks at The Bush, Tanika’s Journey at Southwark Playhouse, Joe/Boy at The Last Refuge, The Hotel Plays at Grange Hotel in Holborn, Jumpy at The Duke of York’s Theatre, Bunnies at The New Diorama Theatre, 55 Days at Hampstead, The Seagull at Southwark Playhouse, Hedda Gabler at The Old Vic.

What have we missed? Let us know what you’re seeing, what you’ve liked, and what else should be on our to-see list.

EdFringe Roundup No. 1

Ah Edinburgh. How we love thee. Purveyor of a smorgasboard of artistic delicacies served up in hot little rooms populated by loads of lovely people we know, and new people to meet. Home to a unique and bafflingly changeable micro-climate. Posessor of a dizzying array of single malt whisky.

Team PP hit the Fringe last week with gusto, opening our show GOOD WITH PEOPLE at The Traverse – Assistant Director Mark has been blogging about rehearsals and his next blog will cover our tech, preview and opening – and pounding the cobbles in search of new plays.

Here’s a super quick round-up of the shows we’ve seen so far. We’ll blog more as we see more, with members of Team PP heading up to the ‘Burgh throughout the festival.

At The Traverse we caught nabokov and Soho Theatre’s BLINK by Phil Porter, The Lyric Hammersmith’s MORNING by Simon Stephens, Ontoroend Goed’s ALL THAT IS WRONG, Blindhorse’s ANGELS by Ronan O’Donnell and THEATRE UNCUT featuring plays by Kieran Hurley, Lena Kitsopoulou and Neil La Bute.

The Pleasance proved its usual treasure trove with Curious Directive’s AFTER THE RAINFALL (directed by our former trainee director Jack), Hightide’s BOTTLENECK by Luke Barnes, Joel Horwood’s I HEART PETERBOROUGH for Eastern Angles, Richard Marsh and Katie Bonna’s DIRTY GREAT LOVE STORY, Joe Bone in BANE, MAYDAY MAYDAY by Kneehigh’s Tristan Sturrock and PP alumni Kefi Chadwick and Leo Butler writing plays for PEEP in it’s own little peep show hut.

Over at The Space @ Surgeon’s Hall Reuben Johnson, who is on attachment with us and Channel Four, has two shows – THE PROPOSAL, which started life as a 10 minute response to LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, and his brand new play WRECKED.

We headed to Underbelly for Dirty Stop Out’s A GUIDE TO SECOND DATE SEX, Old Vic New Voices winner B*TCH BOXER and our friend John Osborne performing JOHN PEEL’S SHED.

At C nova we caught Chris Bush and Ian McClusky’s THE LOVES I HAVEN’T KNOWN, we were at Spotlites @ Merchant Hall for SUPERBARD directed by Ant Stones, and at Assembly Roxy for EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENED.

And we’ve barely scratched the surface. There’s a whole heap more shows we’re desperate to see, and we want your top tips too. Let us know what we musn’t miss (new plays only please, that’s our schtick) by posting a comment or tweeting us @painesplough.

Now, we’ll have a dram of your finest single malt please barman.

Edinburgh here we come!

Despite what you might think from the weather we are into August, which means one thing…Edinburgh Fringe is upon us again! And we for one can’t wait.

Paines Plough are at the Traverse Theatre this year presenting Good With People by David Harrower as part of a double bill of Scottish new writing with David Greig’s The Letter of Last Resort. It opens this Sunday and if you’re interested in seeing it you can book through the website here.

But as well as opening the show, we have also been very busy putting together our lists of all the new plays we want to see. As usual there are far too many shows we want to see and too little time! Some clever diary scheduling is needed to fit everything in.

So here is a quick list of just some of the shows we will be trying to catch…

And so much more… we’ll report back on stuff we’ve seen, and please let us know your tips for stuff we shouldn’t miss by leaving a comment or tweeting us @painesplough.

Edinburgh here we come!

Muddied but unbowed: Latitude 2012

Our kitchens look like chinese laundries, our mud splattered wellies perch on plastic bags in hallways, our legs feel like lead, our heads like cotton wool. It can only mean one thing – we’ve been Latituded.

It’s our favourite weekend of the year bar none, and now the tents have been dismantled for another year, we’re back at PP HQ reflecting on another vintage festival.

Team PP assembled in Suffolk on Thursday. With THE 8TH in Birmingham the previous night, the creative team travelled rock ‘n’ roll style with the artists in Paul Heaton’s tour bus, while the office disgorged into trains and cars and buses, weighed down by rucksacks jammed with pillows and rum and crisps.

Having pitched PP Camp in our usual spot in a glade of the lovely Henham Park forest, it was straight to The Film & Music Arena for tech rehearsals for THE 8TH. It’s always an exciting few hours before the Arena opens to the public – stallholders prepping their wares, wafts of music from multiple soundchecks, anticipation in the air. THE 8TH’s band tuned up, Reg roared his opening lines into the mic, the singers stepped up to stretch their vocal chords, Tim waved his wand at the lighting rig, Bernd frantically searched for a drill.

Tech done, and the gates to the Arena about to be opened, we beat a retreat backstage and waited for showtime.

THE 8TH from backstage at The Film & Music Arena

For six consecutive years, Paines Plough has appeared in the Theatre Tent (in its various guises), so it was a new and exciting experience to be performing in the Film & Music Arena for the first time in 2012. Thursday night is a brilliant night for theatre, because none of the music stages are opened until Friday, so the Arts stages are all packed with eager punters seeking their first festival fix.

Reg and the gang were on top form, bringing the curtain down on the tour with a rabble-rousing performance, roared on by a jammed to capacity tent head-bopping and yowling approval. “It’s my first rock ‘n’ roll tour,” grins Reg afterwards as celebratory beers are cracked. Huge thanks to everyone who came to see us, you were an incredible crowd.

No festival fun for the band and singers, they’re straight back on the tour bus and off into the night. Team PP heads to the theatre tent to cheer nabokov’s brilliant SYMPHONY before heading to the woods to dance idiotically to Dermot O’Leary‘s deliciously retro indie disco set.

With THE 8TH done and dusted, the whole weekend stretched out ahead of us, ripe for the revelling. Kate Tempest’s stunning BRAND NEW ANCIENTS has everyone on their feet for a raucous standing ovation in the theatre tent. There’s more theatrical delights from Tangled Feet and Rash Dash, a smorgasboard of poetics in the poetry tent and a great Latitude moment on the Lake Stage as the sun makes a hesitant appearance just as Clock Opera walk on stage for an imperious set. Our excitement at Bon Iver was a little pre-emptory. He wasn’t very good. We were sad.

The Latitude crowd packing out the tent for THE 8TH

Saturday offers up Luke Wright’s epic poem The Vile Ascent Of Lucien Gore And What The People Did in the outdoor theatre – one of our highlights from last year and the same again this. In the literary arena we heard PP alumni Abi Morgan in conversation with Edith Bowman, praising Kate Tempest‘s show as a reminder of how exciting live theatre can be. Also a great quote: “For a writer there’s nothing better than the moment you press send on the first draft.” Look Left Look Right bestowed not one but four new musicals to much hilarity, and Jimmy McGhie‘s wry observational anecdotes were much to our liking in the comedy arena, as was the wildly-inappropriate-and-all-the-funnier-for-it Lee Nelson. We couldn’t see Subtrkt because he’s a man of mystery, but he sounded great. Los Campesinos struck a blow for the liberation of fun by continuing their  set acoustically when someone officious pulled the plug on them, and Guy Garvey showed Bon Iver how it’s done with a barnstorming headline set. “So throw those curtains wide! One day like this a year’d see me right!” And so it would. Especially if it continued with arm-flailing dancing to Guilty Pleasures, a sensational DJ set from Shy FX and our legendary Car Park Disco until sunrise. Or in this instance until some jobsworth security guards shut us down. Boo. Hiss.

Bernd (in the hat) watching Reg from backstage

Sunday comes too soon at Latitude. It always does. But what’s this orange ball in the sky? Should we be worried? No, we should buy cider and sit on the grass and listen to Ben Howard. That’s what we should do. Matthew Bourne on the lake, Daughter in the woods, a sensory out-of-body experience in Curious Directive’s enchanting Olfactory…a bounty of epicurean delights. Alabama Shakes got us shaking, Buena Vista Social Club proved we can still be shaking when we’re 70, and Wild Beasts smashed it in the Word Arena. Off to the woods for a final jig to Norman Jay, then the traditional bop in the Performer’s Bar to bring down the curtain on another magical mystery tour through the enchanted fields and forests of Henham Park.

And so the sad trudge to the car on Monday morning, sleep deprived and malnourished, resplendent in damp clothes from the Mud by Jackson Pollock range and fearing the onset of trench foot. The A12 is at a standstill. It’s raining apologetically. There is glitter absolutely everywhere. Has anyone got any nurofen?

All hail Latitude. The greatest festival in the world. Thank you to all who sailed in her. We loved performing for you, we loved partying with you, we miss your glittered faces and ludicrous head gear. We are counting down the days uintil we commune with you again.

And meantime, you can reminisce with our Latitude Spotify Playlist or buy THE 8TH album, or leave a comment to tell us your Latitude tales.

Half-time – England vs. Germany

And time flies and flies and flies and my half-time at Paines Plough is already over. The last weeks have been so busy that I hardly had time to digest them followed by a massive attack of exhaustion which I had to nurture with a lot of sleep over the weekends when I am not going back to my second job at the market, distributing German delicatessen on Saturdays.

Paines Plough opened recently two shows in London, Love, Love, Love at the Royal Court Theatre and WASTED at the Roundhouse in Camden before its tour continues and finally ends at the TakeOver Festival in York next Saturday. Furthermore we organised a fundraiser night at the Royal Court, as well as opened the full season for 2012 and tickets for the Roundabout run in London at Shoreditch Town Hall have gone on sale. What looks like cakewalk was a lot of hard work for everyone behind the curtain – but the show must go on.

The new bedside reading...

By the way it was literally a cakewalk: I cannot remember one day in the recent weeks when we had no cake, cookies or other treats. The warning of the last intern and the Paines Plough members from my very first day came to its proof. So I am still cycling regardless the weather conditions reckless in London’s traffic and still avoid the rackety lift but climbing all four floors by feet.

Apart from being at theatre for work, which also includes enjoying the shows most of the time, I follow a pilgrimage to London’s theatres seeing as much as I can – which does not help getting enough sleep. I enjoy especially new writing but also saw my first West End production.

A massive hit I was curious to attend was seeing Simon Steven’s Three Kingdoms at the Lyric Hammersmith again. I can remember my last days in Munich being a regular at the Kammerspiele and attending the press night there in autumn. I had a huge discussion with the writer, actors and the director’s assistant about the differences of German/Continental and British theatre and the directors different relationship to writing. I could not only see following twitter how many people loved Sebastian Nübling’s show but to my surprise reading a lot of dismissive critics. I would have guessed, after the show has been an incredible success in Germany (and is now about to tour in a very small scale), both positions, audience and press, would either love or hate it. But the opinions differed immensely. James and George were lucky enough to attend a workshop with Sebastian Nübling about German directing last week and I was happy and still am engaging myself in discussions about theories and theatre practicalities I have learned during my studies which suddenly come to life and being passed on.

My interest in theatre, although it is a tough industry, is exhaustless and I started to read a theoretical book about aesthetics and performance which was living in my bookshelf in Munich covered in dust for years and survived a move across Europe over 1.ooo kilometers – and now I read it with pleasure.

Stephanie Königer

 

What we’re seeing at the theatre…

As we often report on this blog, here at PPHQ we see a lot of theatre, right across the UK. We’re only a small team of five, but we try our best to see as much as possible – especially stuff we receive lovely hand-written invitations to. Because the playwright is at the heart of all our work, we prioritise seeing new plays. But we are always desperate to see the work of actors, designers, directors and producers who we are excited by.

Since the beginning of January we’ve been averaging 3.7 shows a week and have seen some fantastic theatre, including:

Some West End fare
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O’Neill at The Apollo
THE LADYKILLERS by Graham Linehan at the Gielgud Theatre
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at the Noel Coward Theatre
HUIS CLOS by Jean Paul Satre at Trafalgar Studios
HAYFEVER by Noel Coward at the Noel Coward
GHOST The Musical at the Picadilly
MATILDA by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin at the Cambridge
SINGIN IN THE RAIN at the Palace
WOMAN IN BLACK at the Fortune
SHREK at Drury Lane.

An adaptation
DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR by Ödön von Horváth in a new version by Duncan Macmillan at the Finborough Theatre.

A bit of dance and physical theatre –
THE TALENT by Ballet Boyz at Richmond Theatre
CAN WE TALK ABOUT THIS? By DV8 at the National Theatre

Some Shakespeare
RICHARD II at the Donmar Warhouse
A MIDSUMMERNIGHTS DREAM by Filter at the Lyric Hammersmith
COMEDY OF ERRORS at the National Theatre
A WINTER’S TALE by Propeller on tour at Sheffield Lyceum.

Some out-of-London shows
CLEANSED/CRAVE/4.48 PSYCHOSIS by Sarah Kane at Munich Kammerspiele (in Germany)
THE WAY OF THE WORLD by William Congreve at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield
THE MICHAEL FRAYN SEASON (Benefactors, Copenhagen, and Democracy) at Sheffield Theatres
WHERE HAVE I BEEN ALL MY LIFE by Alyecky Blythe at the New Vic in Stoke.

A few revivals
THE LADY FROM THE SEA by Henrik Ibsen at The Rose Kingston
ONE FLEW OVER THE COCKOOS NEST by Ken Kesey at LOST Theatre
BINGO by Edward Bond at The Young Vic
THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht at Wilton’s Music Hall (LAMDA show)
THE CHANGELING by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley at the Young Vic
AFTER MISS JULIE by Patrick Marber at the Young Vic
NOSIES OFF by Michael Frayn at the Old Vic
HOUSE OF BERNADA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca at Almeida
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER by Oliver Goldsmith at the National Theatre
THE RECRUTING OFFICER by George Farquar at the Donmar Warehouse.

A bit of devised work
YOUR LAST BREATH by Curious Directive at the Pleasance Islington
WE HOPE YOU’RE ARE HAPPY (WHY WOULD WE LIE?) by Made in China at BAC
THE DEVIL AND MR PUNCH by Improbable at the Barbican
MASTER AND MARGARITA by Michail Bulgakov at the Barbican.

And of course lots of new plays
IN BASILDON by David Eldrige at the Royal Court
MOGADISHU by Vivienne Franzmann at the Lyric Hammersmith
HAUNTED CHILD by Joe Penhall at the Royal Court
LOVESONG by Abi Morgan at the Lyric Hammersmith
CONSTELLATIONS by Nick Payne at the Royal Court
nabokov’s MONEY at the Old Vic Tunnels
The nabokov Arts Club at BAC
The Angle Plays at The Bush
AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART by Tom Holloway at Hampstead Theatre
OUR NEW GIRL by Nancy Harris at The Bush
SEX WITH A STRANGER by Stefan Goloszewski at Trafalgar Studios
LAY DOWN YOUR CROSS by Nick Payne at Hampstead Theatre
GOODBYE TO ALL THAT by Luke Norris at the Royal Court
SHIVERED by Philip Ridley at Southwark Playhouse
JERUSALEM by Jez Butterworth at The Apollo
MATHEMATICS OF THE HEART by Kefi Chadwick at Theatre 503
THE OH FUCK MOMENT by Hannah Jane Walker and Chris Thorpe at the Soho Theatre
SHALLOW SLUMBER by Chris Lee at the Soho Theatre
REASONS TO BE PRETTY by Neil La Bute at the Almeida
THE BEE By Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan at Soho Theatre.

What have you been seeing and what can’t we afford to miss in the coming months?

PP Alumni- curious directive

Next week sees the opening of curious directive’s hit Edinburgh show YOUR LAST BREATH at the Pleasance in London. This makes everyone at Paines Plough feel quite warm and fuzzy inside because the curious directive team is headed by two PP alumni- Jack Lowe and Sophie Larsmon. Jack and Sophie met whilst studying at Birkbeck and then both gained placements to work here at 43 Aldwych as Trainee Director and Trainee Producer respectively and thus their collaboration on YOUR LAST BREATH was born.

curious directive's YOUR LAST BREATH at Pleasance, Islington

1876 – Christopher leaves his young family behind to work in Norway. He will map the uncharted mountains for the very first time.

1999 – Anna’s body freezes after an extreme-skiing accident and her heart stops. But doctors gradually warm her until it miraculously starts beating again.

2011 – Freija, a successful business woman, has just lost her father. She travels to scatter his ashes in Norway.


2034 – Nicholas explains a medical breakthrough which saved his life as a baby, whereby the human body can be ‘suspended in animation.’

Spanning 150 years, curious directive fuse movement, live piano score and video to unravel the landscapes of the heart and our own personal geographies.

Have a gander at the YOUR LAST BREATH trailer here

And here’s the latest video blog from the curious directive team on tour.

After winning the SCOTSMAN 2011 FRINGE FIRST at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer the show was re-mounted for a 23 date UK tour and is now arriving at the Pleasance, Islington next week.

The whole PP gang will be heading that way next week to catch up on the fruits of Jack and Sophie’s post PP collaboration so see you there!