5 - 17 Feb

THE DRILL

Breach Theatre

7pm
Price: £12.50, £10 concs

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'Acting is an emergency, and in an emergency you do whatever works. What you do in a fire drill may bear no resemblance to what you do in an actual fire, but your chances of survival are greatly improved by a past enactment of the drills' Deb Margolin 

Award-winning multimedia theatre-makers Breach have previously explored re-enacting the past – from a 1985 clash between riot police and New Age travelers in The Beanfield, to a 1960’s experiment into teaching dolphins English in Tank. In The Drill, the company investigates rehearsing for the future – through safety drills and emergency response training.

Mashing up documentary film, devised theatre and audience interaction, The Drill takes a critical look at emergency preparedness scenarios to consider today’s anxieties around security and terrorism.

Breach creates politically engaged, formally innovative live performances that cross disciplines and mash up different media. A collaboration between theatre-makers and a video artist, Breach has been described as 'a young company with a strong creative identity' by The Stage and won the 2015 Total Theatre Award for an Emerging Artist or Company with The Beanfield.

 

'Theatrically ambitious and boldly political'
★★★★ The Guardian on The Beanfield

'Funny, dark, and strangely dreamy'
★★★★ Time Out on Tank

'Witty but disturbing ... brilliant'

★★★★ The Stage on Tank

 


Age Recommendation: 16+
Running Time: 60 mins

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CREDITS

The Drill is conceived and led by the core company and marks a new collaboration with two performers.
 
Co-directed by
Dorothy Allen-Pickard (video)
Billy Barrett (live)

Co-written by
Billy Barrett
Ellice Stevens

Performed by
Amarnah Amuludun
Luke Lampard
Ellice Stevens

Co-commissioned by
Battersea Arts Centre, The Bike Shed Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, HOME and New Diorama Theatre.

Supported by
Arts Council England.

Photography by
Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Jak Payne

ACCESS NOTICE

This event takes place on the first floor of our building, which can be reached via a lift. There is step-free access to Scratch Bar, The Bee's Knees and ground floor public spaces. There are accessible toilet facilities across the building.

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