Monday, 3 January 2011

The Nothing Show

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. The treats don't end in December though... roll on January 21st...!

Stewart Wright (Bridget Jones' Diary, Doc Martin) will spend the afternoon working with a group of Bradon Forest students to create their own piece of physical theatre in the style of The Nothing Show.

Always engaging and by turns hilarious, whimsical and shocking. The Nothing Show is a tour de force of contemporary clowning. Dedicated to the contemplation and celebration of everyday life, this show is for anyone who would prefer to stay in bed, thinks call centres are the devil’s work and finds the daily rush to beat the clock a complete turn-off.

The two pieces will then be intertwined and performed for your entertainment that same evening!

With The Nothing Show Stewart Wright and Craig Edwards have created a vivid and rich world of possibilities through nothing more than the performer’s skill and the audience’s imagination. The clown – our hero – is on an adventure to escape the hamster wheel of routine daily life and discover a brave new world.

This is an exciting opportunity for our students to work with and perform alongside a contemporary professional actor, using more traditional physical theatre performance skills and techniques. The final collaborative performance will be a one off experience for both actors and audience members!

Stewart Wright first came to the Bradon Forest Theatre in May 2008, when he performed The Nothing Show as a work in progress. We are very excited to welcome him back for this unique performance. Back in 2008 our GCSE students came up with a piece in response to The Nothing Show, based on a scene from Dario Fo's 'Archangels Don't Play Pinball'.

It will be very interesting to see what happens when performer and students are on stage at the same time!

The Nothing Show
Friday 21st January 2011

Tickets: £5 students, £6 adults

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