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  • Alan Fielden presents


    Sat 16 Sep at 9pm
    Tickets £8 (work-in-progress)
    Alan Fielden presents a multi-vocal music and text performance, rendering in poetic, overlapping detail the violence and tenderness of living through catastrophe.

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    Container is a multi-vocal performance exploring the violence and tenderness of living through catastrophe. Drawing influence from Robert Ashley’s television operas, Container makes use of overlapping choral narratives and live music to explore alternative treatments of text, voice, and storytelling. 

    Written and directed by Alan Fielden (JAMS), performed with Ben Kulvichit & Clara Potter-Sweet (Emergency Chorus), Nat Norland (Why This Sky), Jemima Yong (JAMS), and music/composition from Tim Cape (Bastard Assignments).

    Supported by Arts Council England

    Programmed by James Nash: "I’m interested in text-based work that exists outside of narrative and is more interested in form, texture and provides an experience for audiences – something we don’t see nearly enough. Container and its polyphonic text exactly fits that ideal."

    Content Notice
    Running Time 45 mins
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeReferences to violence and torture, adult language and descriptions of sexual activity, 12+ age guidance.
    Health Notice
    Health Noticesmoke / fog / haze, Loud Noises
    "See Marathon if you want to know what the purpose of theatre is. If you want to know why and how theatre is alive."
    A Younger Theatre (previous show)
    "Collectively they struck me at various times as the children of Forced Entertainment, Punchdrunk, Shunt & maybe even Samuel Beckett."
    Donald Hutera, The Times (previous show)
    The Independent (previous show)
    "breathtaking & very original... A cosmic rebirth"
    Vice Motherboard (previous show)
    "A wonderful demonstration of the collaborative act of theatre"
    Exeunt (previous show)

    “Keep up the good work producing cutting-edge theatre for everyone in London”

    Councillor Jonathan Simpson, 29 January 2018