New Ventures in Theatre Making

Coventry University Performing Arts Department in association with the Belgrade Theatre

New Ventures in Theatre Making

Tues 9, Weds 10 & Thurs 11 June

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: Tickets: £5.50 Concs: £3.50

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You are cordially invited to enjoy prime spectator positions at the launch pad of three new exciting theatre companies from Coventry.

Coventry University’s BA (Hons.) Theatre & Professional Practice has become one of the UK’s top 20 Theatre degree programmes (and Coventry has been judged the No.1 Modern University for Drama, Dance and Cinematics). In recognition of this national standing, this platform presents three brand new pieces of work specially selected for the B2 space.

Tues 9th June: Reaction Theatre presents Light’s Out.
Lights Out authentically follows the journey of four prisoners; George, Jana, Musa and Elisa who have all been sentenced to life imprisonment. Throughout the course of the play each prisoner relives their past, going back to the moment where they chose the wrong path. Although in different parts of the world, each character faces the same universal question; To live or to die? When it seems as though all is lost and they have nothing left; it is Hope who saves them from themselves, but the question remains … for how long?

Age recommendation: 16+. Contains adult themes and strong language. Strobe lighting is used.

Weds 10th June: SOON Theatre presents Angels of Desolation.
Ross Samuel Cooper and Kayode Ewumi from Something Out Of Nothing Theatre (SOON) present an original play inspired by Nick Hornby’s novel A Long Way Down. In Angels of Desolation four complete strangers feel that their life is at a loose-end and on New Year’s Day they go to an abandoned rooftop in central London to make a life changing decision, only to discover three other people with the same idea. At a time that signals a new beginning, it could signal the end.

Age recommendation: 16+. Contains mild nudity and strong language.

Thurs 11th June: Octo Theatre presents Thando.
Set in 19th Century, Thando is the story of a native African tribe overtaken by a Dutch research team aided with military force, which tells the tale of one man: Thando. As he swaps a life of instinct for one of obedience we see how the corruption of the natural world takes its toll on his mentality as he tries to fight against the oppression, heartbreak and betrayal constantly thrown his way. Can Thando fight the pressure?

Age recommendation 16+. Encompasses styles of physical theatre, dance, puppetry, a combination of live and physical sound and displays themes of violent and sexual nature.

Come and experience the bold, brave and exciting creativity of TaPP’s 2015 graduates as they blast off from the programme as emerging artists and companies.

Tue 9 Jun 8:00pm
Wed 10 Jun 8:00pm
Thu 11 Jun 8:00pm
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